Estimated mortality due to HIV/AIDS is the number of adults and children that have died in a specific year due to HIV/AIDS-related causes based in the modeling of HIV surveillance data using standard and appropriate tools. The mortality rates of adults (aged more than 15 years) and of children (aged less than 5 years) are leading indicators of the level of impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and of the impact of interventions, particularly the scaling-up of treatment and prevention of mother-to-child transmission in countries with generalized HIV epidemics.
Number of deaths attributed to HIV/AIDS-related causes in a given time period
For adults (aged more than 15 years): Total number of population (per 100 000 people)
For children (aged less than 5 years): Total number of population (per 1000 life births)
Estimated rate of adults (15 years and older) dying of HIV/AIDS. WHO Statistical Information System. Available at: http://www.who.int/entity/whosis/whostat2006MortalityRateHIVAIDS.pdf