Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Global HIV Prevalence Leveling Off

The World Health Organization just released an encouraging report on the attack against HIV and AIDS. The percentage of people living with HIV has leveled off and the number of new infections has declined, in part due to HIV programs. The peak years for HIV prevalence were in the late 1990's with an estimated 3 million new cases per year; In 2007 this number will be about 2.5 million additional cases. However, WHO warns that the fight against this global killer is not over -- in 2007, 33.2 million people are estimated to be living with HIV -- and that efforts should only be ratcheted up.

-Tad Henry

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