According to the latest UNAIDS estimates, since the start of the global HIV&AIDS pandemic, over 75 million people have become infected with HIV and over 32 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses. As of June 2021, UNAIDS estimated that globally, there were about 38m People Living with HIV (PLHIV) with the East and Southern African countries, home to 700m people, contributing 45%.
Uganda has an estimated 1.4 million People living with HIV of which 1.3 million are currently on treatment (MOH Annual Estimates 2021). The country has registered a 37% decline in AIDS annual related deaths, that is from 27,000 in 2016 to 17,000 in 2021. New HIV infections in 2021 stood at 54,000