AIDS 2015: 16 Million On HIV Treatment; New HIV Infections Falling

Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | November 26, 2015

A week before World AIDS Day, UNAIDS, the United Nations AIDS program. offered some encouraging news.

Estimates show that new HIV infections peaked in 2000 – and have since fallen by 35 percent – while AIDS-related deaths have fallen a startling 42 percent since a peak in 2004.

Additionally, roughly 15.8 million people are currently on HIV treatment. That’s a huge increase from the 2.2 million on treatment ten years ago.

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