Hard-Hit Africa Leads Fall in New HIV Infections: UN
September 20, 2010
A new UNAIDS report charting progress toward the Millennium Development Goals finds that between 2001 and 2009, new HIV infections dropped by more than 25 percent in 22 of the sub-Saharan countries hit hardest by HIV/AIDS. A key MDG is halting and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015.
However, the region remains the epicenter of the global pandemic. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 67 percent of all people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, 71 percent of AIDS-related deaths, and 91 percent of all new HIV infections among children.
09.17.2010; Kate Kelland
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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