DECEMBER 1st IS WORLD AIDS DAY

DECEMBER 1st IS WORLD AIDS DAY

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Click here for the UN World Aids Day Website

The latest news from the United Nations  came out on November 24th ( in anticipation of World AIDS Day on December 1st).  1.2m people died from AIDS in 2014, down from 1.3m the previous year and from a peak of 2m in 2005. But the number of those infected has increased, to 36.9m from 36.2m in 2013. The actual number of new infections is down—to 2m in 2014 compared with 2.1m in 2013 and 3.1m at their peak in 2000. In June 2015 15.8m of those infected were on antiretrovirals drugs, up from 13.6m in June 2014. Equally important, the coffers that pay for those drugs (and much else AIDS-related) are full. Last year, more than $20 billion was raised for spending on AIDS in poor and middle-income countries. This year it looks as if the figure will be between $22 billion and $24 billion.

About kenplummer

For over 40 years I worried about things sociological; now I have time to stand and stare.

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