Aids-related deaths are at the lowest level since their 2005 peak, down 21%, according to the UNAids 2011 report.
Additionally, the number of new HIV infections globally declined 21% from the record set in 1997.
“We are on the verge of a significant breakthrough,” said Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
The organization says both falls have been fueled by a major expansion in access to treatment.
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