The number of AIDS deaths fell by half – UN

Число смертей от СПИДа сократилось наполовину - ООН

In the world the number of AIDS deaths fell by half

The number of deaths related to AIDS dropped 45 percent.

In the world the number of deaths related to AIDS dropped 45 percent. This is stated in a new report by the UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres.

“We can achieve our goals to provide treatment for 30 million people by 2020 and to reduce mortality in AIDS to less than 500 thousand deaths per year”, – he added.

The report States that in 2016 it was 36.7 million people with HIV infection.

It is also noted that more than two-fold reduction in the number of new infections among children.

UN Secretary-General noted that additional investments at the rate of about 0.5 US dollar per year for each inhabitant of the planet will help to maintain positive dynamics in the fight against AIDS.

The new report also says that Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region of the world where rapidly increasing number of new cases of HIV/AIDS. Half of them occur among people who inject drugs.

We will remind that last year the first adult cured of HIV. In addition, in Russia, new HIV from mixing previously dominated in Russia strain and a new agent, brought from Central Asia.

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