While the fight against HIV / AIDS was one of the eight major Millennium Development Goals, the UN announced on Tuesday that the new virus infections had fallen by 35% over the past fifteen years. The Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement, saying that the world was on track for an “AIDS-free generation.”
A fight to several billion dollars
According to a UNAIDS report released Tuesday in Geneva and presented by Ban Ki-moon, it will still pay $ 32 billion (29 billion euros) per year by 2020 in the hope to end AIDS before 2030.
The struggle of the international community against AIDS – thanks to billions of dollars of which nearly half of the United States – made figure of true success, according to the UNAIDS report . Between 2000 and 2014, new infections decreased to 2,000,000.
Aging with AIDS
Even better, new infections among children fell by 58% over the same period. More good news: AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 41% (to 1.2 million) since the peak in 2004.
The number of people living with HIV / AIDS continues to increase – 36, 9 million last year, 700,000 more than last year – but that is because it is now possible to grow old with AIDS thanks to the success of antiretroviral therapies, ever more effective and easier to access.