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Leadership, Cooperation Responsible for "Remarkable Progress" Against HIV/AIDS in Africa, UNAIDS Report Says

May 22, 2013

"As the African Union (AU) begins its 21st summit in Addis Ababa, celebrating 50 years of African unity, [UNAIDS] has released "Update," a new report [.pdf] on the AIDS response in Africa, documenting the remarkable recent progress against HIV on the continent," a UNAIDS press release reports. "The number of people in Africa receiving antiretroviral treatment increased from less than one million in 2005 to 7.1 million in 2012, with nearly one million added in the last year alone," the press release states, adding, "AIDS-related deaths are also continuing to fall -- reducing by 32 percent from 2005 to 2011 as are the numbers of new HIV infections which have fallen by 33 percent from 2001 to 2011″ (5/21). The report "attributes this success to strong leadership and shared responsibility in Africa and among the global community," according to the

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