HIV / AIDS has increased less rapidly in 2012, according to UNAIDS

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HIV / AIDS has increased less rapidly in 2012, according to UNAIDS

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 25 September 2013) Some 2.3 million new HIV infections were recorded in 2012, 33% less than in 2001, welcomed a report by the UNAIDS released September 23, 2013 .

Positive numbers of positive people show that the situation is negative ... © UNAIDS.

Positive numbers of positive people show that the situation is negative ... © UNAIDS.

Despite the increasing number of infections, the 2013 UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic ( Report ) cites a series of encouraging figures.

  • The number of new infections among children fell from 52% in 2012 compared to 2001, 260,000 fewer infections.
  • Improved access to antiretroviral treatment has reduced by 30% mortality due to AIDS (relative to peak in 2005). Access to antiretroviral treatment has increased by 20% in one year in fairly poor or very poor countries, and involved 9.7 million people in these countries at the end of 2012.
  • Specific national spending increased and accounted for 53% of the budgets of the fight against HIV / AIDS in the world in 2012, despite the stabilization of international financing to their 2008 level.

Based on these encouraging figures, UNAIDS states that "the AIDS epidemic was stopped and [that] has reversed its course." The agency said he is confident to achieve by 2015, as planned, the goal of zero new HIV disease / AIDS in the world.

Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for three quarters of global mortality associated with HIV / AIDS. © UNAIDS.

Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for three quarters of global mortality associated with HIV / AIDS. © UNAIDS.

Many obstacles still dot the way to victory, laments UNAIDS. Global resources to the fight against HIV / AIDS in 2012 that totaled $ 18.9 billion, representing an annual shortfall of at least $ 3 billion.

In addition, the report 2013 of Discrimination and punitive laws (especially homophobic ) hinder all "Making large-scale support services for people with HIV who need it most."

All this explains why we still lived in 2012, worldwide, approximately 1.6 million HIV-related deaths and 35.3 million living with HIV.

Comment. The official summary of the report - which I use as source - uses phraseology too triumphalist for my taste.  Highlighting that new infections have declined in relative value when it increased in absolute value is within a and distorting - - very curious design information.

Compare the mortality rate with that of a record year (that of 2005) shall, again, a rather questionable methodological regimentation. When comparisons are made, both use the same reference year for all comparisons.

The UNAIDS is familiar of good report, as we noted in our article of 21 November 2012 on the2012 UNAIDS report . But is there not international stuff laurel wreath is to pack the appliance subsidies?

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo (via press UNAIDS 23 September 2013 in French | in English )

 

 

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