‘Dramatic’ Progress in the Fight Against AIDS

The global rate of HIV infection and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced due to expanding access to treatment, says the UN

According to a United Nations report, the global rate of HIV infection and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced due to expanding access to treatment.

In its annual update on HIV, which it says now infects around 35.3 million people worldwide, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) says deaths from AIDS and HIV infection rates are falling, while the number of people getting treatment is going up.

It states that AIDS-related deaths in 2012 fell to 1.6 million, down from 1.7 million in 2011 and a peak of 2.3 million in 2005, adding that the number of people newly infected with the disease dropped to 2.3 million in 2012 down from 2.5 million in 2011.

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