African Countries Show Mixed Results in Fighting HIV - UN

About 1.7 million people worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2018, a 16% decline since 2010, a new report by UNAIDS says. The report was launched at a community event in Eshowe, South Africa, which has successfully reduced new HIV infections by more than 40% and AIDS-related deaths by around 40% since 2010. But there is still a long way to go in eastern and southern Africa, the region most affected by HIV, and there have been worrying increases in new HIV infections in elsewhere, including the Middle East and North Africa (10%).

UNAIDS has called for greater urgency as its 2019 AIDS report shows that the pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing down.



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