United Nations: Drastic acceleration in campaign against HIV needed to stop AIDS resurgence

| July 6, 2015

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There are likely to be many more cases of HIV in the next five years, according to the United Nations and disease experts.

While good progress has been made in improving access to life-saving AIDS drugs, UNAIDS warns in a new report that the rate of new HIV infections is not falling fast enough.

Peter Piot is a lead author of the report. He says: “We must face hard truths—if the current rate of new HIV infections continues, merely sustaining the major efforts we already have in place will not be enough to stop deaths from AIDS increasing.”

Some 35 million people currently live with HIV, and 40 million people worldwide have died from complications associated with AIDS.

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