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Annual UNAIDS Report Details Progress, Challenges in Global HIV/AIDS Response

September 23, 2013

The number of new HIV infections "and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced [worldwide], thanks to expanding access to treatment, the United Nations said in a report issued on Monday," Reuters reports (9/23). "Worldwide, 2.3 million people were newly infected with the AIDS-causing virus last year, compared with 3.4 million in 2001," according to the report, Bloomberg notes, adding, "AIDS-related deaths fell 30 percent to 1.6 million last year from the peak in 2005, the Geneva-based agency said" (Bennett, 9/23). "There has been an impressive 34 percent drop in new infections [among adults] in sub-Saharan Africa since 2001, although the biggest drop is in the Caribbean, where it has been 49 percent," The Guardian's health editor Sarah Boseley writes in her "

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