Global AIDS epidemic can be controlled by 2030, U.N. says

About 2880 candles are seen lit during a World AIDS Day event in JakartaBy Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Wednesday new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS were decreasing, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it "in every region, in every country". The epidemic had killed some 39 million of the 78 million people it has affected since it began in the 1980s. "The AIDS epidemic can be ended in every region, every country, in every location, in every population and every community," Michel Sidibe, the director of UNAIDS, said in the report. UNAIDS said that at the end of 2013, some 12.9 million HIV positive people had access to antiretroviral therapy – a dramatic improvement on the 10 million who were on treatment just one year earlier and the only 5 million who were getting AIDS drugs in 2010.



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