HIV infections level off at ‘worrying’ 2.5 mn a year: study

New HIV infections have plateaued for the past 10 years after a steep dip from a peak rate of 3.3 million in 1997, said the authors of a comprehensive analysis in The Lancet HIV journalSome 2.5 million people are still becoming infected with HIV every year even as drugs have slashed the death rate and patients live longer than ever, a global AIDS study said Tuesday. New infections have plateaued after a steep dip from the peak rate of 3.3 million in 1997, said the authors of a comprehensive analysis in The Lancet HIV journal. It was published to coincide with the International AIDS conference underway in Durban, South Africa to assess progress in stemming an outbreak that has killed more than 30 million people since the 1980s.



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