Global Aids objective of 15 million reached

by Mariangela Celiberti - 2015.07.15
Global Aids objective of 15 million reached
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Today, 15 million people infected with HIV have access to antiretroviral treatment, up from 700,000 15 years ago. Deaths from Aids have dropped by 41% and HIV infections have been reduced by 35% and 58% among children. What was once a death sentence is no longer so. Goal number six – to fight HIV and Aids, malaria and other diseases – of the eight Millennium Development Goals, which were signed in 2000 by the United Nations, has been achieved and represents a major milestone in the final defeat of the epidemic, scheduled for 2030. The report, 'How Aids changed everything – MDG 6: 15 years, 15 lessons of hope from Aids response', celebrates these huge steps forward illustrating the positive progress made compared to the past and expectations for the future.

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