World Aids Day, the countdown is almost over

by Roberta Lunghini - 2015.11.30
World Aids Day, the countdown is almost over
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Tomorrow, December 1, 2015, is the World AIDS Day. For this occasion, WHO will launch new recommendations to help achieve an important goal: to end the epidemic by 2030. We know that new infections have fallen by 35% since 2000 and AIDS-related deaths by 24%. Some 16 million people are now receiving antiretroviral treatment – more than 11 million of them in Africa. Ten million men in East- and Southern Africa have volunteered for medical male circumcision – a procedure that reduces a man’s risk of contracting HIV by 60%. Anyway, HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 34 million lives so far. In 2014, 1.2 million people died from HIV-related causes worldwide.

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