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[Graphic News] UN warns of AIDS rebound risk as flat funding threatens gains

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Jul 26, 2018 - 16:50
  • Updated : Jul 26, 2018 - 16:50



Almost 3 in 5 people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN‘s AIDS agency said last week.

There were 36.9 million people living with the immune system-attacking virus in 2017, of whom 15.2 million were not getting the drugs they need -- the lowest number since the epidemic exploded, UNAIDS reported. (AFP)