Progress on Aids heartening – but there are still too many new infections and deaths

As posted on MNT (Medical News Today)

World Lung Foundation issued the following statement on the topic of World Aids Day. Peter Baldini, Chief Executive Officer, World Lung Foundation, said:

“The dedication of so many governments, public health professionals, NGOs, researchers and scientists has led to massive progress in the global fight against AIDS. The fact that HIV infections in children under 15 have reduced by 58 percent since 2001 is a brilliant achievement. And the number of AIDS-related deaths has fallen by 35 percent since the peak in 2005. Yet while progress is being made, it remains slow among specific groups. Co-infection of HIV-TB is a case in point; TB is the biggest opportunist infection among people living with HIV. Much more could be done to improve diagnosis and treatment of people at high risk of these conditions, particularly in Africa.

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