HIV infections ‘level off at worrying 2.5m a year’

A delegate holds a placard during the official opening of the 21st International AIDS conference at the International Convention Centre in Durban on July 18, 2016. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Over the past 15 years, countries have contributed $110 billion in “development assistance” for HIV/AIDS programmes.
  • Annual AIDS deaths have declined from a peak of 1.8 million in 2005 to 1.2 million in 2015.
  • In 2015, 41 percent of HIV-infected people received ART, said the report.
  • In Europe, the highest rate of new infections was in Russia and Ukraine.

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