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Global AIDS response continues to show results as a record number of people access treatment and rates of new HIV infections fall by nearly 25

Global AIDS response continues to show results as a record number of people access treatment and rates of new HIV infections fall by nearly 25

As the world marks 30 years of AIDS, UNAIDS estimates 34 million [30.9 million–36.9 million] people are living with HIV and nearly 30 million [25 million–33 million] people have died of AIDS-related causes since the first case of AIDS was reported on 5 June 1981

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 3 June 2011—About 6.6 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries at the end of 2010, a nearly 22-fold increase since 2001, according to a new reportAIDS at 30: Nations at the crossroads, released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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The most recent data by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

The most recent data by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) was released in 24th November 2009. According to the report an estimated 33.4 million (31.1 million–35.8 million) people are living with HIV worldwide. 2.7 million (2.4 million–3.0 million) people were newly infected in 2008 and 2 million (1.7– 2.4 million) people died of AIDS related illness in 2008. The continuing rise in the population of people living with HIV reflects the combined effects of continued high rates of new HIV infections and the beneficial impact of antiretroviral therapy.Antiretroviral therapy coverage rose from 7'in 2003 to 42% in 2008, with especially highcoverage achieved in eastern and southern Africa.

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