The HIV incidence rate is defined as the number of new HIV infections in a population in a given year.
A rate of 0.4% means that 4 out of every 1000 people became newly infected with HIV.
HIV Incidence Rate
The HIV incidence rate decreased worldwide 76% between 1996 and 2013.
It decreased 70% in sub-Saharan Africa over the same period.
Sub-Saharan Africa still has the highest rate of new HIV infections of any region in the world.
countries with the highest average rate
A great deal of progress has been made in stopping the spread of HIV.
Even countries with the highest HIV incidence rates have experienced a dramatic decrease in the rate of new cases since the 1990s. In particular, Zimbabwe and Botswana have seen a rapid reduction in new HIV cases.
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