AIDS treatment wins as deaths almost halve since 2005, United Nations report shows
Posted July 20, 2017 23:18:26
The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005 and more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment, the United Nations has said.
In its latest global report on the pandemic, which has killed about 35 million people worldwide since it began in the 1980s, the UNAIDS agency said there were particularly encouraging signs in Africa, a continent ravaged by the disease.
Eastern and southern Africa were leading the way, reducing new HIV infections by nearly 30 per cent since 2010, the report said.
Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe had gone further, cutting new …
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