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AIDS Still an Uphill Battle

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Posted on Jun 2, 2008

Every year about a million HIV patients globally are given potentially life-saving treatments, while about 2 1/2 times that number are infected. On top of that, the vast majority of HIV-positive people around the world don’t know they’re infected.


BBC:

The report, by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNAids and Unicef, said an extra 950,000 people in these countries received the drugs last year.

The agencies admit they are two years behind their access target.

WHO and UNAids aimed to have three million people on ART by the end of 2005.

But by the end of 2007, the total number on treatment had still not quite reached that figure, leaving an estimated 6.7 million people unable to access potentially life-saving drugs.

The report says that by the end of 2007 an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide were living with HIV, with 2.5 million people newly infected during the year.

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By troublesum, June 2, 2008 at 5:36 pm Link to this comment

People don’t care anymore because it is a disease of the third world now and those people are expendable.
The last I knew there are about 6 million orphans in sub-saharan Africa due to the aids epidemic and the number is growing every day.  Things like this do not interest our government anymore.  Our purpose is to bring democracy to the world one bomb at a time.

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