- Associated Press - Sunday, July 22, 2012

Significant progress has been made in slowing the spread of the AIDS virus worldwide. However, roughly 34 million are living with HIV and nearly 8 million of those people are still waiting for treatment in poor nations.

UNAIDS numbers from 2011 offer a global snapshot region-by-region. The first number is for HIV prevalence, the second is the number living with HIV, and the final number is deaths from AIDS-related causes:

Sub-Saharan Africa: 4.8 percent, 23.5 million, 1.2 million

South and Southeast Asia: 0.3 percent, 4.2 million, 270,000

East Asia: 0.1 percent, 830,000, 60,000

Oceania (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea): 0.3 percent, 53,000, 1,300

Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 1 percent, 1.5 million, 90,000

Western and Central Europe: 0.2 percent, 860,000, 9,300

Middle East and North Africa: 0.2 percent, 330,000, 25,000

North America: 0.6 percent, 1.4 million, 20,000

Caribbean: 1 percent, 230,000, 10,000

Central and South America: 0.4 percent, 1.4 million, 57,000