Which Country Suffers the Most from HIV Prevalence?

Prevalence of HIV, Total (As % of Population Aged 15-49) (%), 2017 or latest
Health Care | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 139 countries in 2017, Swaziland ranked the highest in prevalence of HIV as a percentage of population aged 15-49 years with 27.4% followed by Lesotho and Botswana. On the other end of the scale was Afghanistan with 0.100%, Yemen with 0.100% and Serbia with 0.100%.

Average prevalence of HIV as a percentage of population aged 15-49 years reached 0.800% in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 0 % the same as in the previous year and 12.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average prevalence of HIV as a percentage of population aged 15-49 years reached an all time high of 0.800% in 2017 and an all time low of 0.300% in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 3.70 % 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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Botswana % 23.1% 23.1% 23.1% 23.1% 23.1%
Central African Republic % 4.80% 4.60% 4.50% 4.30% 4.20%
Equatorial Guinea % 6.00% 6.10% 6.30% 6.40% 6.50%
Gabon % 4.20% 4.20% 4.20% 4.20% 4.30%
Kenya % 5.50% 5.50% 5.40% 5.20% 5.10%
Lesotho % 22.5% 22.9% 23.2% 23.5% 23.8%
Malawi % 10.7% 10.6% 10.5% 10.3% 10.1%
Mozambique % 13.3% 13.3% 13.2% 13.0% 12.9%
Namibia % 12.9% 12.8% 12.8% 12.6% 12.5%
South Africa % 18.2% 18.4% 18.6% 18.7% 18.8%
Swaziland % 27.8% 28.2% 28.4% 28.4% 28.3%
Tanzania % 5.20% 5.10% 4.90% 4.80% 4.70%
Uganda % 6.70% 6.70% 6.60% 6.50% 6.30%
Zambia % 12.3% 12.3% 12.2% 12.1% 12.0%
Zimbabwe % 14.8% 14.6% 14.4% 14.2% 14.0%