Ur UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS) senaste rapport - citat från Physorg:
"We've achieved more in the past five years than in the previous 20 years," said Peter Piot, the agency's executive director.
Officials estimate that 2 million people died from AIDS last year, down from approximately 2.2 million in 2005.
The most dramatic figures are in treatment: The number of people on AIDS medication jumped by 10 times in the last six years, with some 300,000 taking AIDS drugs in 2003 compared to about 3 million in 2007.
The good news is that the global number of new infections was down to about 2.7 million people in 2007 from a peak of about 5 million new cases annually in the early 2000s.
Last week, the U.S. government tripled the amount of money it will spend on AIDS and other diseases around the world to $48 billion over five years.
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