Eastern and southern Africa are "leading the way" and have reduced new HIV infections by almost a third since 2010, according to the report.
The report said the region which showed the most progress was eastern and southern Africa, which had the greatest number of people affected by HIV, a number which accounts for more than half the people living with HIV in the world. It means that by 2020, at least 90% of all persons living with HIV infection should know their HIV status.
Botswana, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe all increased treatment coverage by more than 25 percentage points between 2010 and 2015.
According to the latest WHO HIV Drug Resistance report, six out of 11 countries surveyed reported that more than 10% of people who are starting antiretroviral therapy in their country have a strain of the virus that's resistant to the drugs used to treat it.
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21 de julio de 2017, 00:22Paris, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) For the first time since AIDS was discovered in 1981, there are more people in the world with treatment to fight that disease than those without it, a report by the organization UNAIDS revealed. The number of AIDS related deaths have halved from 1.9 million in 2005 to 1 million in 2016.
Globally, new HIV infections fell by 16% to 1.8 million in 2016, but the pace of global decline is too slow to reach the UN's Fast-Track Target of fewer than 500,000 new infections per year by 2020.
In the Caribbean, 64 per cent of PLWA know their status, 81 per cent who know their status access treatment, and 67 per cent of people on treatment achieve viral suppression. However, in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, significant increases in new HIV infections have been reported. Under these prior administrations, the department worked to reduce the number of HIV infections across the country by treating those living with the virus and providing educational programs on prevention.
Northern Africa and the Middle East are two additional problem areas. About 30 percent of people with AIDS are not aware of their HIV status, 17.
This was partly due to more and more HIV-infected pregnant women-76 percent in 2016-having access to drugs blocking virus transmission to their offspring. The UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy is one of the first in the United Nations system to be aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals, which set the framework for global development policy over the next 15 years, including ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.