Archive for the year 2012

With the number of people being diagnosed with HIV falling, AIDS could one day be eradicated, experts claim. A report from the United Nations said this was thanks to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. At 2.5 million, the number of new infections in 2011 was 20 per cent lower than in 2001.Deaths from AIDS also fell to 1.7 million in 2011, down from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005.
More…