HIV Doesn't Discriminate by Age, Should UNAIDS? Sign This Letter
January 23, 2013
According to the 2012 UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, there has been steady progress in delivering effective treatment to people living with HIV across the globe. With almost 8 million people in developing countries having access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART), it is predicted that individuals living with HIV will live into their 50s, 60s, and beyond.
Estimates suggest that by 2040, over 9 million people with HIV will be 50 or older in sub-Saharan Africa, triple that of current data. As a result, countries, such as Brazil and South Africa, are adding individuals over 50 to their list of key populations in need of HIV services.View Full Article
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