People with HIV receiving ART worldwide by region 2018

This statistic depicts the number of people who received antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV treatment worldwide in 2018, by region. During this year, some 3.2 million people were using ART for HIV treatment in the Asia-Pacific region. The coverage and quality of HIV treatments have improved. Many types of effective interventions are currently available and have helped to lower the incidence rate of HIV among adults and children.

Number of people receiving ART to treat HIV worldwide in 2018, by region (in 1,000)*

Number of people in thousands
Eastern and Southern Africa13,800
Asia and the Pacific3,200
Western and Central Africa2,600
Western/Central Europe and North America1,700
Latin America1,200
Eastern Europe and Central Asia648
Middle East and North Africa79
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* All figures are estimates.
ART = antiretroviral therapy.

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