Table of HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa

This table lists the countries in sub-Saharan Africa in decreasing order according to the number of people infected with HIV (UNAIDS, 2001). Six of the top ten countries with the highest numbers of infected people have subtype C as the major circulating subtype indicating a possible causal relationship between the presence of this subtype and the number of infections in the six countries (also see the map on subtype C infections). The major subtypes circulating in any one country are indicated with bold type.



Countries

Rank

Subtypea

Adult rate (%)

Total # infected

Adults infected (15-49)

Orphans

South Africa

1

C,ABDGU

24.8

5 000 000

4 700 000

   660 000

Nigeria

2

C,ABJUG

4.8

3 500 000

3 200 000

1 000 000

Kenya

3

C,AUDG

15

2 500 000

2 300 000

   890 000

Zimbabwe

4

C

33.7

2 300 000

2 000 000

   780 000

Ethiopia

5

C,ABD

6.4

2 100 000

1 900 000

   990 000

Tanzania

6

C,ADU

7.8

1 500 000

1 300 000

   810 000

DR Congo

7

CKADHUGFJ

4.9

1 300 000

1 100 000

   930 000

Zambia

8

C,ADGJ

21.5

1 200 000

1 000 000

   570 000

Mozambique

9

C

13

1 100 000

1 000 000

   420 000

Cameroon

10

CAHODFGJUB

 

   920 000

   860 000

   210 000

Malawi

11

C,ADU

18.3

   850 000

   780 000

   470 000

Cote d’Ivoire

12

 

 

   770 000

   690 000

   420 000

Uganda

13

C,ABDG

5

   600 000

   510 000

   880 000

Rwanda

14

C,ABGF

 

   500 000

   430 000

   260 000

Burundi

15

C,A CD

8.3

   390 000

   330 000

   240 000

Lesotho

16

C

31

   360 000

   330 000

     73 000

Botswana

17

C,A

39.9

   330 000

   300 000

     69 000

CAR

18

AHUDEG

 

   250 000

   220 000

   110 000

Namibia

19

C

22.5

   230 000

   200 000

     47 000

Swaziland

20

C

33.4

   170 000

   150 000

     35 000

Togo

21

AG

 

   150 000

   110 000

     63 000

Benin

22

AG

 

   120 000

   110 000

     34 000

Somalia

23

 

1

     43 000

     43 000

   ---

Senegal

24

 

0.5

     27 000

     24 000

     15 000


References:

1. UNAIDS: http://www.unaids.org/
2. LANL: http://www.hiv.lanl.gov/


Page last updated by Tulio de Oliveira.