AIDS Deaths, Infections Down 20% From Peak

AIDS Deaths, Infections Down 20% From Peak

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AIDS Hiv medicine in handAids-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.

(READ the full story in BBC News)

Thanks to Jennifer Sigler for submitting the story!

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