HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and death.

HIV/AIDS in the Nordic countries

Mortality due to HIV/AIDS is still high in some countries in the world, whereas in the Nordic countries is a lesser challenge.

Below are illustrated time series of death due to HIV/AIDS in the Nordic countries for men and women, in total.

Note: ICD-10: B20-B24. Standard population based on the total Nordic population 2000. Iceland: Rolling five-year average.