HIV infections decrease worldwide

by Annalisa Lista - 2017.07.20
HIV infections decrease worldwide
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Worldwide, HIV infections are decreasing: from 2.1 million in 2015 to 1.8 million in 2016. This is what emerged from the last report by the UNAIDS. The documents highlights the progress made in preventing contagions and curing the disease. For instance, the number of people having access to antiretroviral treatments has increased by 1,3 million between 2015 and 2016. This has led to a decrease, even if little, in the number of deaths (- 100,000). However – say researchers – the situation is not homogeneous all over the world. In certain areas, such as East Asia, Middle East, Central and West Africa and East Europe, there have not been significant positive changes.

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