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Decline in cases of HIV infection

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Decreased infections of HIV, "AIDS" to the lowest level since monitoring of the disease, as confirmed by the United Nations.
According to the report of the United Nations program to combat AIDS, the number of new infections with the virus causing the disease in the world fell by a fifth (21%) in the period from 1997 to 2010 to 2.67 million cases per year.
According to the report, which was announced Monday in Berlin, about half of pregnant women infected with HIV Taatin drugs believed to prevent transmission to their children.
The number of HIV cases among children to 390 thousand cases compared to 550 thousand in 2001.
It is estimated that the United Nations the total number of people living with HIV in the world with 34 million cases, of whom 68% (22.9 million) live in sub-Saharan West Africa, although the number of inhabitants of this region does not exceed about 12% of the world's population.
The number of people living with HIV worldwide in 2001, nearly 28.6 million people.
The number of people living with AIDS in West and Central Europe by about 840 thousand cases in 2010, while the number of new HIV infections by about 30 thousand cases of infection annually, and the number of deaths from the virus towards the 9900 case.
Amounted to deaths from AIDS worldwide in the past year about 1.8 million cases.
The authors stressed that the report on the drugs used against AIDS have prevented the occurrence of some 700 other deaths.
And decreased deaths among children under the age of 15 years between 2005 and 2010 by 20%.

Source: German

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