2000: In Africa, about 22.2 million people have contracted HIV, which accounts for two-thirds of the total number of people affected by HIV in the world at this point. The number has increased since then.
to most recent reporting
2015: A UN report announced that 15.8 million people were undergoing treatment with antiretroviral drugs. This demonstrated a huge increase of the number of HIV-positive people who were able to access treatment—it’s more than twice the number getting treated just five years earlier.
SIDEBAR: DID YOU KNOW?
• In 2017, more than 20 million people globally were undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS. • December 1 is recognized as the World AIDS Day by the WHO.
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