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Which Country Suffers the Most from HIV Prevalence?

Prevalence of HIV, Total (As % of Population Aged 15-49) (%), 2019 or latest
Health Care | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 147 countries in 2019, Swaziland ranked the highest in prevalence of HIV as a percentage of population aged 15-49 years with 27.0% followed by Lesotho and Botswana. On the other end of the scale was Afghanistan with 0.100%, Bangladesh with 0.100% and Tunisia with 0.100%.

Average prevalence of HIV as a percentage of population aged 15-49 years reached 0.700% in 2019 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 0 % the same as in the previous year and 0 % the same as 10 years ago.

Historically, average prevalence of HIV as a percentage of population aged 15-49 years reached an all time high of 0.700% in 2018 and an all time low of 0.300% in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 2.96 % since 1990.

Data for more countries are available at Prevalence of HIV, Total (As % of Population Aged 15-49) indicator page.

Prevalence of HIV, Total (As % of Population Aged 15-49) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Botswana % 22.7% 22.4% 22.2% 21.9% 21.5%
Central African Republic % 4.50% 4.30% 4.10% 3.90% 3.80%
Equatorial Guinea % 6.30% 6.50% 6.70% 6.90% 7.00%
Gabon % 4.00% 3.90% 3.80% 3.80% 3.70%
Kenya % 5.40% 5.20% 5.10% 5.00% 4.80%
Lesotho % 24.6% 24.6% 24.5% 24.2% 23.8%
Malawi % 10.2% 10.0% 9.90% 9.70% 9.50%
Mozambique % 12.3% 12.4% 12.4% 12.5% 12.5%
Namibia % 12.5% 12.4% 12.3% 12.1% 11.9%
South Africa % 19.0% 19.2% 19.3% 19.3% 19.3%
Swaziland % 28.6% 28.9% 28.9% 28.8% 28.4%
Tanzania % 5.10% 5.10% 5.10% 5.00% 5.00%
Uganda % 6.60% 6.50% 6.40% 6.20% 6.10%
Zambia % 12.4% 12.3% 12.2% 12.1% 11.9%
Zimbabwe % 14.5% 14.3% 14.1% 13.8% 13.5%