Over half those with HIV taking AIDS drugs

Over half those with HIV taking AIDS drugs

The United Nations said in a report released Thursday the "scales have tipped" for the first time in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now on drugs to treat the virus.

Eastern and southern Africa are leading the way, reducing new HIV infections by almost 30 percent since 2010, the report said. The statement noted a 52 per cent drop in AIDS-related deaths in the region over the past decade due to HIV treatment coverage.

Deaths linked to AIDS have halved in 10 years, new figures reveal. The report includes more than one detailed analysis of the progress and challenges to achieve the '90-90-90 Targets, ' which establish that 90 percent of the HIV people know their serologic situation, receive continual antiretroviral therapy and have the possibility to access viral suppression.

These treatments are costly and have side effects, but they have revolutionized the health status of people living with hiv and lengthened their life expectancy.

The decline in infection was the highest in children (47%) because of global scale-up of antiretroviral therapy, which also lowered AIDS deaths by 48%, from a peak of 1.9 million in 2005 to 1million in 2016.

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In Russia, newly reported cases of HIV increased by 75 percent between 2010 and 2016.

Eastern and Southern Africa are the most affected regions and account for more than half of all people living with HIV/Aids, but both regions have made progress.

UNAIDS also said there were about 36.7 million people with HIV in 2016, up slightly from 36.1 million the year before.

While the world seems to be on track to reach the global target of 30 million people on treatment by 2020, access to medicines remains a major barrier and India plays a special role.

That year saw 18,000 new HIV infections, while 9,400 people died of an AIDS-related illness.

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In Kenya, for example, an analysis in 2014 found that 65% of new HIV infections occurred in just nine of the country's 47 counties.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday alerted countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs in a detailed report based on national surveys conducted in several countries. In 2016, over two thirds, i.e. 70% of all individuals are aware of their HIV status.

There are still one third of HIV positive persons who are unaware of their status and are spreading the virus.

Northern Africa and the Middle East are two additional problem areas. "AIDS isn't over and it doesn't serve the AIDS response when UNAIDS is practicing grade inflation", said Terri Ford, AHF's chief of global advocacy and policy.

The report notes that about three-quarters of pregnant women with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, now have access to medicines to prevent them from passing it to their babies.

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