WORLD AIDS DAY 2015 …..Ending AIDS by 2030

In view of the 2015 World AIDS Day commemoration, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released current global HIV/AIDS figures.

Please see link below:

http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/AIDS_by_the_numbers_2015_en.pdf

A few key figures to note :

In 2014 –

  • 36.9 million people were living with HIV
  • around 2 million people were newly infected
  • 1.2 million people died of AIDS related illnesses

As at June 2015, 15.8 million people are on ART globally

See the link below for the detailed UNAIDS World AIDS Day report:

http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2015/FocusLocationPopulation

While the world maybe on track to ending AIDS by 2030 with the number of people on treatment, more needs to be done in getting people to know their status.

It starts with you and I; so GET TESTED this WORLD AIDS DAY!

RRA

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