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[Graphic News] Over half of people with HIV being treated

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jul 25, 2017 - 18:06
  • Updated : Jul 25, 2017 - 18:06





For the first time, more than half of all people with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, said the United Nations.

According to a UNAIDS report in 2016, 19.5 million of 36.7 million people with HIV had access to treatment, while AIDS-related deaths fell from 1.9 million in 2005 to 1 million in 2016.

The death toll from AIDS has dropped in recent years, due to the availability of affordable, life-saving drugs.