An estimated 34 million people are living with HIV around the world, with over 100,000 people who have the virus in the UK. Despite HIV only being identified in the early 1980s, more than 35 million people have died of the condition or Aids, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in history.
More is understood about HIV and Aids than ever before due to scientific advances. Even so, around 6,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with HIV each year, people are still unaware of how to protect themselves from transmission and stigma is still a major problem for those living with it. On World AIDS Day, we look at 10 key facts and statistics about HIV and Aids.