Publications - Released in 2023
Marked inequalities and diverse epidemic trends affect progress in the HIV response in Asia and the Pacific. The HIV epidemic in the region disproportionately affects people from key populations, especially young people (15–24 years), and their sexual partners. Young people accounted for around a quarter of new HIV infections in the region in 2022. In Cambodia, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand, nearly half of new HIV infections occurred among young people.
Median HIV prevalence among people from key populations remains much higher than among the general population. Since 2010, estimated numbers of new HIV infections among gay men and other men who have sex with men increased by six times in the Philippines, tripled in Cambodia and almost doubled in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The increasing use of stimulants and synthetic opioids exacerbates the risks of HIV transmission among people who use drugs.
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific