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The day in numbers: 39.5 million

By Sunaina Gulati for CNN
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(CNN) -- Some 39.5 million people are living with AIDS worldwide, according to a U.N. report released on Tuesday. "This year's report gives us real cause for concern," said U.N. AIDS chief Peter Piot, who warned the "global epidemic is growing in all areas."

2/3: Two thirds of all people, adults and children, living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa (with its center in southern Africa -- 32%), making it the most affected region in the world, according to the latest U.N. figures.

65 million: The total number of people who have been infected with HIV since it was first recognized in 1981, as suggested by another report released by the U.N. in May of this year.

13.3 million: Of the total 17.7 million women that are affected with HIV worldwide, 13.3 million live in sub-Saharan Africa, cites Tuesday's U.N. report.

1 in 3: An estimated one in three (33%) adults in Swaziland was living with HIV in 2005 -- the most intense epidemic in the world.

270,000: The number of newly infected cases in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 70% higher than 2004 figures.

30 percent: The rate by which HIV/Aids infection in China has risen this year.

1,500: The number of children worldwide that become infected with HIV each day, the vast majority of them newborns, according to 2005 U.N. figures.

2 million: The number of lives that have been gained in low and middle-income countries since 2002, as access to treatment and care has greatly increased.

4.3 million: The total number of people around the world that were newly-infected with the virus.

2.9 million: The number of lives that the disease has claimed so far this year.


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