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Thursday, July 19, 2018

UNAIDS Warns that Progress is Slowing and Time is Running out to reach the 2020 HIV Targets

New HIV infections are rising in around 50 countries, AIDS-related deaths are not falling fast enough and flat resources are threatening success. 
Half of all new HIV
infections are among key populations and their partners, who are still not getting the services they need Just 26% of children and 41% of adults living with HIV had access to treatment in Western and Central Africa in 2017, compared to 59% of children and 66% of adults in Eastern and Southern Africa. Since 2010, AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 24% in western and central Africa, compared to a 42% decline in eastern and southern Africa.
Nigeria has more than half (51%) of the HIV burden in the region and there has been little progress in reducing new HIV infections in recent years. New HIV infections declined by only 5% (9000) in seven years (from 179 000 to 170 000) and only one in three people living with HIV is on treatment (33%), although HIV treatment coverage has increased from just 24% two years ago...

Read the full story here: https://lnkd.in/gGNYwwi 

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