Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

Over Half of People with HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

In addition, the report said the number of AIDS-related deaths dropped from 1.9 million in 2005 to 1 million in 2016 - reducing the death toll by almost half in the span of 11 years.

New HIV infections rose by 60 percent in eastern Europe and central Asia, and deaths by nearly a third from 2010 to 2016. But in the Middle East and North Africa, and in Eastern Europe and central Asia, the number of Aids-related deaths has risen.

Mathematical modelling shows that an additional 135,000 deaths and 105,000 new infections could happen in the next five years unless action is taken, with treatment costs increased by $650 million (560 million euros) over the same period, said the WHO.

Under the report Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90-90-90, revealed taht in India, only 49 per cent of patients were on Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2016.The coverage of pregnant women living with HIV accessing antiretroviral medicines is 41 per cent and for children it is a mere 33 per cent.

As yet, there is no HIV vaccine or cure, and infected people rely on lifelong anti-retroviral therapy to stop the virus replicating.

A new global report says that Myanmar's AIDS-related deaths have declined by 52 percent in six years. This has increased the life expectancy in numerous worst affected regions such as eastern and southern Africa.

In the MENA region, the annual number of adults and children dying due to AIDS-related illnesses increased from an estimated 3,600 in 2000 to more than 11,000 in 2016. However, in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, significant increases in new HIV infections have been reported. India has 2.1 million people living with HIV, with 80,000 new infections annually, as of 2016.


More than half of people in the world are now under treatment, and the number of new HIV infections has continued to decline, but at a pace still too slow, according to these data, released before the opening Sunday in Paris an global conference of aids research.

"When levels of HIV drug resistance become high we recommend that countries shift to an alternative first-line therapy for those. starting treatment".

Sixty percent of all people who receive anti-retroviral therapy live in east and southern Africa, which, along with west and central Europe and the Americas, is on target to meet the so-called 90-90-90 targets set by the United Nations, said the report.

Going by this trend, the global target of reducing the figure to 500,000 a year by 2020 - adopted as a global target by UNAIDS in 2013 - seems unattainable.

Of these 19.5 million individuals have access to life saving antiretroviral medications or agents used to treat HIV AIDS.

This goal is that 90% of people living with HIV know their status, among them, 90% are under treatment, and that among these, 90% had an undetectable viral load.

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