COUNSELING

 

Q. How many people with HIV/AIDS are living in Korea?

A. The first case of a person with HIV was identified in December 1985 and the first case of AIDS was reported in February 1987. Although the increase rate appears to be moderate, the cumulative number of people with HIV/AIDS is continuously increasing. Up to December 2009, the total number of the people with HIV/AIDS was 6,888 with 1,217 cases of these are died because of both AIDS and incidence. Sexual contact is the leading route of infection comprising about 99.0% of the known cases of HIV infection.

 

1) Number of Koreans by Age and Sex (1985 ~ December 2009)

 

Age

Total

Male

Female

PLWH (person)

Percentage (%)

PLWH (person)

Percentage (%)

PLWH (person)

Percentage (%)

Total

6,999

100.0

1,314

100.0

574

100.0

00-09

13

0.2

10

0.2

3

0.5

10-19

146

2.1

132

2.1

14

2.4

20-29

1,559

11.6

1,416

22.4

143

24.9

30-39

2,165

31.4

2,010

31.8

155

27

40-49

1,628

23.6

1,517

24

111

19.3

50-59

921

13.4

823

13

98

17.1

over 60

456

5.4

406

6.4

50

8.7

 

2) Number of Foreigners with HIV/AIDS by Year
 

gender

'85-'99

'00

'01

'02

'03

'04

'05

'06

'07

'08

'09

'10.Jun

male

105

17

44

39

41

115

33

30

61

75

46

19

female

10

8

13

20

18

38

21

17

27

29

25

11

 

3) Number of Foreigners by Age and Sex (1985 ~ 2010.6)

 

 

4) Number of Foreigners with HIV/AIDS by continent and Sex (1985-2010.6)