Share of children with HIV receiving ART globally by region 2018

This statistic depicts the percentage of children who received antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV treatment worldwide in 2018, by region. During that year, around 54 percent of all HIV-infected children worldwide were accessing ART for treatment. 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.

Percentage of HIV-infected children receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) worldwide in 2018 by region

Percentage of children with HIV
Asia and the Pacific78%
Eastern and Southern Africa62%
Latin America48%
Middle East and North Africa35%
Western and Central Africa28%
Eastern Europe and Central Asia*-
Western/Central Europe and North America*-
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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period


Age group

0-14 years

Supplementary notes

ART = antiretroviral therapy.
* Estimates were unavailable at the time of access.
Release date represents the date figures were accessed.

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