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Progress Toward Ending HIV/AIDS Epidemic Is Receding

A report issued on the eve of an international AIDS conference in Mexico finds progress in combating the global HIV/AIDS epidemic is receding. The joint U.N. program on HIV/AIDS, known as UNAIDS, warns the pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections is slowing because nations lack the political will needed to end this scourge.

UNAIDS latest global update finds 1.7 million people were newly infected with HIV in 2018 and 770,000 died of AIDS-related illnesses. The report finds more than 23 million people are receiving anti-retroviral treatment, but another 15 million are still not receiving this life-saving read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com