Since the creation of the Global Fund over 20 years ago, our partnership has achieved what was once considered impossible. Efforts by communities, governments, civil society, the private sector and global health partners have resulted in extraordinary progress in the fight against HIV. Globally, new HIV infections declined by 38%, from 2.1 million in 2010 to 1.3 million in 2022.The COVID-19 pandemic pushed us off track. While 2022 saw us recover our momentum, vulnerable groups, especially children and adolescent girls and young women, and other key populations are still being left behind. In 2022, only 57% of the children infected with HIV globally were getting the lifesaving treatment they need, compared with 77% of adults; this meant that 660,000 children living with HIV were not receiving antiretroviral therapy, leading to 84,000 deaths. Adolescent girls and young women (aged 15-24 years) are still at high risk of HIV, despite improvements over the past decade, accounting for 210,000 new infections in 2022. In sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women are more than three times as likely to acquire HIV as adolescent boys and young men.
Reduction in HIV incidence rate among women aged 15-24
HIV and AIDS by the Numbers:
- The Global Fund provides 28% of all international financing for HIV programs.
- We have invested US$25.5 billion in programs to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS as of June 2023.
- We have invested US$4.6 billion in TB/HIV programs as of June 2023.
- 15.3 million people were reached with HIV prevention services in 2022.
- 710,000 HIV-positive mothers received medicine to keep themselves alive and prevent transmission of HIV to their babies in 2022.
Testing and Treatment
- 24.5 million people on antiretroviral therapy for HIV in 2022.
- 53.1 million HIV tests were taken in 2022 in countries where the Global Fund invests.
- 12.2 million of these HIV tests were taken by priority and key populations, including infants, adolescent girls and young women, adolescent boys and young men, gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, people who inject drugs, people in prisons, and other vulnerable populations.