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Table 1 Trends in HIV Infections By Region

From: HIV/AIDS: global trends, global funds and delivery bottlenecks

Region No of people living with HIV (end of 1998) [39] No of people living with HIV (end of 2003) [40] % Increase 1998–2003
Sub-Saharan Africa 22,500,000 25,000,000 11%
South & South-East Asia 6,700,000 6,500,000 -3% 1
Eastern Europe & Central Asia 270,000 1,300,000 381%
Western Europe 500,000 580,000 16%
East Asia 560,000 900,000 61%
Oceania 12,000 32,000 167%
North Africa & Middle East 210,000 480,000 129%
North America 890,000 1,000,000 12%
Caribbean 330,000 430,000 30%
Latin America 1,400,000 1,600,000 14%
TOTAL 33,372,000 37,822,000 13%
  1. 1 this apparent decrease is due to inconsistencies in data collection methods between earlier and later years, as well as revised estimates by UNAIDS.