Table 4

Global burden of HIV/AIDS, December 1998

Region Persons infected with HIV Prevalence (%) in 15–49 age range
Sub-Saharan Africa22 500 0008.0
North Africa and Middle East210 0000.13
South and South East Asia6 700 0000.69
East Asia and Pacific560 0000.07
Latin America1 400 0000.57
Caribbean330 0001.96
Eastern Europe and Central Asia270 0000.14
Western Europe500 0000.25
North America890 0000.56
Australia and New Zealand12 0000.1
Total33 400 0001.1