The database was developed in 1987 and now holds more than 149,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 10,800 new estimates in the past year.
The resource is maintained by the Census Bureau with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the United States Agency for International Development.
“This release of the HIV/AIDS database will expand global access to data that are critical to understanding the epidemic. This information is invaluable for the evidence-based response PEPFAR is championing,” said U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby.
Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said, “This database provides the people who need it with quality statistics — supporting the life-saving efforts of our partners at PEPFAR and USAID and the doctors, nurses and public health officials working to reach the end of AIDS.”