Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press


LONDON (AP) -- The U.N. AIDS agency says the number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago.

Officials declared that ending the AIDS epidemic is possible even though they acknowledge the number of new infections -- more than 2 million last year -- was still very high. UNAIDS estimated there were about 35 million people living with HIV last year and in 2012.

In its report Wednesday, the agency also set targets to reduce deaths and new cases by 90 percent by 2030. It previously unveiled a strategy to get to "zero AIDS-related deaths," which included ensuring all people who need treatment are on it by 2015.


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