More Than 18 Million on HIV Treatment, A Million More Than 2015: UNAIDS

JFIF;CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 80 C   %# , #&')*)-0-(0%()(C   (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((" }!1AQa"q2#BR$3br %&'()*456789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz w!1AQaq"2B #3Rbr $4%&'()*56789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz ?4bfi(.i(4nii@&((&EI5is@RRz.))CEP1M4)J((`6Z(ST4+sQ?4Ơb74;4Ʀ!iLP!U8@;F"1hjE)X9!r)sLcXk"oV\Ⱋ5dX905sR- ))hSis@@ih(QE&)~i@—4RE5sE09LSI@ IK8SYsa40h)qK(((1KEP('Tѿ4ǑMfi Jm.iJJRqM њJ3L3FhN(S@H1 #sCsI`4P 4Hj jE474/Rs@4bbCR⑩u1i+eI 2z3WWS~4&h88̮Pcjnc*b3I9T)BԁE0mHc*2z +rzRҐX"EWaU1T^& -W+ k"> f+u$`5 K3L.E 4\KHJv(6NS!ni(Pj' E52f(%#jZOX1z 4ZOSV-mw<e!s[#v3T5OK5Gz~u\A-r\`[8FMͷn`|:}o֝v#xu_Y~>s\3vamۯ% Ph-(cqR cHtޝ)i QsniĦ撘I@❚LP!TSN ()1FiiJZJ#s@PMZu (4(IJԔ.iSGZ_p .LH?3|{֜ڮihusR.})&]Q'֣Tg=lǚw sVg8K{@;UXfmlZۅNĕ S`v1I@ v u1#SsMfM&iM'dVm|6kJܦA&R9{;G׊/z<2)̼Lʸ\Y2jpMW<ѾLYRiG44Qڎԙ9~h1)֠11wIjT544ZCVjS@^kӤ-q`k{OLlۚ Y285dUfo&,I?--l+ȫIZ]cEH_He8#θ}WHm"8kpvӇ x?*\/|M3cuE-mtߧqz {Gu̵*[Zi%.#$4ía6X^ӛw 17tQE)ۼrZ7덧5l(^_1< "țH Cұ (SJp>RRh>m:i⒕3@ZJU-:SHaJ(%SIJzP<⛊em-6F,U{LE;W/)S\wPi|!=p΋GXK ;WT!dbަ\ա ^բ;SڴpVB-?5 44ƘƂi4FN)⒀ ksFi9&M7u7u Cc 2o׭sשWMz85^PG/~4;᫟-XK4!pj/"TfPiq@4өR5-15Ww;UI課=vrBƅ~iX jVQ ZsÍ^Li=+ WapF2kӦU~)˱(1E.i3HL3IE09)iSV@W\0-644b (b@3@*y5<b) r-|}zח?K]kĚu,2 8c&ҵ+!-/$?*R*>I+ZV(Ki*P1ڜq@;5 KSsOUsS; F4"җ:R2i3M.i(45XL&Ԍj64~i50 ٩0BqLE`ޯZޗY7JZ9\osQ_Xȴ`汮ךٸYwc39<Z)f\y&Ơw;UiRI)=Tv4 Lϭ!4Qހ'F5f&Hjxڐn3T"cV!G5?wsڵlfZu] pzmNkLGKdqSgϷޭkrG&֚je!AOCF)zUzTz\ھ4}N٢E`k5G+6({5g(EpNi65Z?[zw"Jgpq>µ%>2ϵz#*Qsɬ;WCx1kS¹z¶`EANĶX8"xt94V8H ý35$̑j,V%+nh%fu:t\"M6L\!`k9Iwck &u gQ#;v)\FYϭE4Y' d=iBjvPsL4cԈ)*d=LEF;&ڞnQֽSژӴi[#qWdvbNi64,)574%p94xM]C[̛#WwsA}o X}ߡmVfr8cE⹿;wp{nc+DwǥO" .+Ze.=끘u+M3,ǩRͻcR9Z1)RҀM2D^UO+3C%ԯ7H}% šq<3#ժ(b]/vOgU|532ژ\k7_®~UJyNnM =)@JPٰv gfۧޕ ٿ𽕤IzO8hœz*O ^5tUv?Q¶eJz#?ȫb<@k݄jJp?O5o++\A_f,<|>hE0QsH!aWLg5V7Z}IKLyUqH<)b&}ECUal)ldƐ5 Clr GEsni"0E+Ѽ)%?OJM(\L%sV`(%|Uy@MGyJvZ)㚮5'+<+5ܒ90rɌ CB*QUV&5I1 ; 9FRQ10dM ze=Q_Ktq LTsҜ  PT"UE! .:]jOz%q\3ܔVF9 SrzCg9r=OzɖaHƪV"Y֢SZn)c;h)L e)j l[e&ڰVmW)nV:REYǥJRRI3K@ PyE#R`_F1>:UjC6-fFkOrpj͌Psgw"+ܶM1aaI6y^(ԉQ:ҙ1@ ӁR\ދޫIveMv;-=(ޏZxNNa0n]a^P+2V x\@#LUe--ͼBY Å=qz{W>*i_]i%w_XQjśYCʳ%) c c (QJ =~ien'ulBx%TSKZYX"־t4K( a;:u8݊z"쏑jjZ`iAÓOI<9_gȒE8kuE)u"H?F ?3MWem6L۶:uJQi%ۻoӥU O9w;㗫jϪs' ggSi.ߺd{6mGsc2On9TGJ.-;"7qP *+rHӰTzkEb1ku ؉D}\Ǥx>%[t#?ZWgv`ܵFHZ(DX[5>,P;z6p#5'YnH+D#pE楞Jk1Gt6$FƝLj(ɘr5jT5xW1SDiL;S2) Tm(UcP6;^\^_z-'DT;ɥU& OJtZ)jF 9^[+l5ہ+n*){?eңz|mWXK <e8=kK]ջO S6XycEJ,y?Þdkw)FLpg#^A%֏+ 2HGu__S۽rs|Uo]<]E'+-EJWggj7_ x*f8 c[N2\aUv<׉,ipd'y*$緶=Z/_So/$?WY]Ezsڔ'MgkoueGl@(>YC:ߊ5_;Ox[uzc߭zK&{ 0\(wy>֜+SucV^~gvìg%L~%dHC+)aWhNnz^A=ƕ4d3B0tۣTx 7c;Oz4!a:V2~tmL9עiI%:Ѳd#c}i%}W1+,,j ;kic"gSjyɖFc//bwY)c^^'Ϣ7NÝE8{ndg4f+Lq|SLU&s^hsL%Zk*C^Lɞozaޡ4Bj&MI *pH Oj8*ES*TPH7u!4|A3nWp Աnޮf<1Pv+i@1<; nYjqS*R~բV!Wj@К5ք-ZN?=x7 rw9y+Jl=L.T~U%_E=Rq+9 _@g\ ~kX)b@֜Sa@Y0ВBm\ZG)&6v VkJzGNq6PG"l EQX^C\NFyWB4F#ID"hdk שYQu2i9^D0HOƺ kbpi ]!Tç+#FmŐ9+ڼoK+mP̅Iֽ+@$"y'Oqּ/vFXF0 hxkhyX|u+xv= }`5#8X߭p[M:J{6JhY2 0'TNxAgciT>VJݙC~c?֓4f_z%?c8e|SPo̿qisFFj=ԛ4&i4ƩSa?u&QOQ]tp2s$\Q 52ׯB[4)5؆SX1T+&4њFj<怱&iQfzfiWAbU" #r((½sz]x:=~jqx&$WGE׊`kYpR3Z7+TYpx`FS;cKJE&(fx4L@I`3)**HHVUm.)(ޡfjd>T5JHej-N6OoXKҺK K+LG_m&EZ"ld֜nCM 4ئ!ũ3L&I TԨ* ր%\TM5EYLi/ڧ;e`hE2jln)Z7Zњ3R2bj9 R)1rN[y {PLd@?I&dbZ[t1gҼبeܜA}R \YjK%@ԇ>joN_vGVƵ_h Vܜ#V³"s}շ;ilV|OPzՉ*9FnANj8{џ;A}1k@X^*G{9B3=k~5U3N/Qqߵ+)/_Mu(eQ*iɸr2=3Iր^&j\|+Z1eFQZr-QjUbj@)?@ nh^)ئhQ@Ú1Bz@)"UEU8 \c V zN]0POC@bcVڭFI2OZRm3\W_i@;E!2)jy x@ M`}+w#*7'zrɬU&N *Ua 0,ZжJɭ[URWj Q9QA'5N| TG6rjMU[\CZV,U#^&D2'^zt$ոpoJ;ѸaӜSUSkp>qI#ҟwzRǹ͓bb\q\Mr˒x|TÎ/KǺMkO\ǎFh.p?:Yf$6:ҞǚyZok0Xsbx&/O\˱~阻Lry'7Uz9lO2}az\?>Uu7};g|˱د2ޑ]+̼iDr*k1gG <d?k\KyC?uMR-bNϜf)վ¥j4CPTi 5;u9MCz`LOSQ-JsJ)"/cZ]ǑG+{Guu+zXѐOJ>+f=YҨ""M*5H-#sM9SMQEdPUQRU" Z @ v)@Dz@]w@Z@iSzSKu,xY+ierWeix#+X΢"]N8s]p-;G l@NbPӎ⥒ГǷY T\f<־՟qk]y 4rU]ZKz 2J6կl:U1lUpx >NJvǭ1! #qT5nST|ª\;y"AUqҧM045j7CYk6)-W0X{\S#Z2^{ʫ<_=*[7>i-ޥ0N2) #4hɞښy(LVIO9S 9cXDUIx頎<?C+ͥKtN6w9?en?zI:ID%u>& ںhƣwkvoe_@+HtR[d[OUe@x@f-[LF8"b&EJs%Xv)"*įTɥp+EW)͎M]2c165֡isަh)>Ӟe>L A>i* XZvZ2v_cPF+Kq)Mi˶HWQOjn0x@U'< QZO$ڀj:[w6Ʌy?^yU(VLB( [?<>OOO T$Uez`HW%[j!t[Kշf+c&eޟxmu ve0 ?g:q3^t*crONyv}*ȞL.D``;~4-w7mvE\|{inxuVaAҴ'7pEtbĎ@,{ԦSDπ<_F@ xz\߆kAECxwZ'\CqYe^ru^IsҤcnk֘+62I&^se\QaR V=)R(S@H"(("S1V)\Pө4k9Qnj5#nh6f2PZvEHZMJ]Əj8sGdq]Ɠx:-ta*ʠZW(N \5L h?x9v rMv@`V?T-cҶkڎ(!M #&׬ͩJ1q^zWx/#҇;3)ݍTsQHTv!Ct2u)LB1ց֘ I[s*cR ϚԶ2suUgz<7izUf4dc- KSQ3Vڋ!5r)V@HŌdV`Up*R㡭S%`V^q/ݛb)/#V8aÿMꄊQ6Քzʶr`8 +&9&j&)ȫ (Zduwd0ӧW,c,k bc g gig5 wP~g>%Xmqu\֮&w(>иWi8.qֺ4~#e23#%sבq޽;fQ -岽vj窵Ib#iئ5sNiSa[ /Jx8Sa*~asI~gRXmO'ҧyy>ةJݿZ B4X;棚bZi}OU$Qޔ|ט6"FHÚ7az9nc88nZjAKj1*͡j :UXW9[|u{>V-#5Jeⵯ#GF 2Lv4zNFiQ)R( &(bxkV5#847曊T־ʌs[QRuiC3G#K<-p,譍_Ns\j5[\}FMhCLVk`T'tz4n+8>Q4L٥EGŌ 0.K[\CX gcWx9eZ~K9rIֹ+tCQ%jϒB$d LLUin@ee\Lkh-S$V|{6k95VY)94=$WE8AEf$>ebJXczU@);4!lT[8ԩ!jlԈƚi&z$LBjkL.7b)@y9p({zVXVclr)I.9V-z#ڳJ%wl Ғ`ѶF$?Xc αyvFX+eelgrl?1EBSJ.ֲY7+R2l {M=}.#%ͲnK:0U=}֛?0dc:W%Jc7n*$_EXҮ5+Y:7*8 t-4U@KE\44kOj!4\bbIUZv-3YsV혂)/yJ^M]/"mZ`ϐ++\ ׳8ɪ|`5m+X@W# jq+B8ZqP\'++ͪk+Qg*;=R9grUL+ͽMXU[Zr* u$ͺn;Vu泤QD2cK hAn+"J mJ* 0*{B 3zU њfh& NG\4bj@iNӃu pdu Z5;}Paspz}׿W$n݀[czQHy&)%e#զK4JX#VRr9mb@$ 0pe^\7iXj-۩$9>mdMy_sh6iw=k2Vel#h2zS=:$֬Ph QhsIfiyb44{њZL;4Px@ YHe`H=}*iv$U#hC `A?:޴Z4wXXQzi8Mi MbR: c?Qi&!|+CC&b#i* \OCRӠsǭ^d)A]I+|z sIY#/"嫤r+"16sZd+N szgŢθ3))YԃF@:((zRN=8\ɎgȴMq̃]vm>0{V3F51<\ϓ#sPt9bM@4zZF2f;Кͺ-ÓY%v Uݫ5 д(8ǔirSڣ Ri:4㹍DTz FE\Ie^F5Š,-+*fJQ75)b Q\S)( .))QZTè:Pm&)6PjlQ5 blQa ⑩NJFbSi1@0v@X4sҚMjGs1^ߑ^r=+<#~ocZE1$5FViCҴ&?q5<~*Z 銬=+^ qYθ(,@R@:E&)@ --.)b)i(sFi(iiTPR(HbTOUiM1j榔W4Bi)f P@ mTA5MbD:5 5--f>& jZx:i+F#X6t涭[",l Ri\( MF0,2SiozC.yi[ϭ=Xb-yy *!=NzӰ\ҡd'hy>;GʧU?`D*q֝AOQV9PA #:Yq] 4 l.$SZP -cBS@ּ^Lvu⬚iSxJ0*MZH P*ѝ(jMڪ=Hۚ fLSړB#.)Qn)0iPqWVc $PZTSbwZR LhOcE7֓Zn֢ئ惚L,Iv1T+ f:4P]Ş9S9NFe!;2 \qõk0Ԏ{Vұ]5u[5- zg5Gְoe>AT9hQOQESEQE&))(44墊@=iQLLh)jh *(4Q@= PڧCEih6[}(3N9)CE PQ@ 2XwU""hbERAE@XUȒ*[AUu]:;VIQHtL lQEIIE)ELQEm;Q@  hB8ҙE nڍ(MgQ@MQ@&h4QA!K(QA'sVh5o&+;׭:(N{"#ES0o#Շ}ɢɢё +1
Warning: fopen(https://newsweekme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11-21T120625Z_1_LYNXMPECAK0Q5_RTROPTP_3_HEALTH-AIDS-728x439.jpg): failed to open stream: HTTP wrapper does not support writeable connections in /home/newsweekme/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php on line 428

A nurse (L) hands out a red ribbon to a woman, to mark World Aids Day, at the entrance of Emilio Ribas Hospital, in Sao Paulo December 1, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

By Kate Kelland

LONDON, Nov 21 – More than 18 million people now have access to life-saving AIDS treatment, 1.2 million more than at the end of last year, the United Nations said on Monday.

In a report on the AIDS pandemic, which has infected 78 million people and killed 35 million since it began in the 1980s, UNAIDS said the consistently strong scale-up of treatment has seen annual AIDS-related deaths drop by 45 percent to 1.1 million in 2015 from a peak of about 2 million in 2005.

But, as more HIV-positive people live longer, the challenges of caring for them as they get older, of preventing the virus spreading and of reducing new infections are tough, UNAIDS said, even though drugs can reduce virus levels in a patient’s blood to near zero and significantly reduce the risk of passing it on.

“The progress we have made is remarkable, particularly around treatment, but it is also incredibly fragile,” UNAIDS’ executive director Michel Sidibe said as the report was published.

With detailed data showing some of the many complexities of the HIV epidemic, the report found that people are particularly vulnerable to HIV at certain points in their lives.

It called for “life-cycle” approach to offer help and prevention measures for everyone at every stage of life.

As people with HIV grow older, they are at risk of developing long-term side-effects from HIVtreatment, developing drug resistance and requiring treatment for other illnesses such as tuberculosis and hepatitis C.

The report also cited data from South Africa showing that young women who become infected with HIV often catch the virus from older men. It said prevention is vital to ending the epidemic in young women and the cycle of HIV infection needs to be broken.

“Young women are facing a triple threat,” said Sidibe. “They are at high risk of HIV infection, have low rates of HIV testing, and have poor adherence to treatment.”

The report, saying the number of people with HIV getting life-saving drugs was 18.2 million, also showed that the rapid progress in getting AIDS drugs to those who need them is having a significant life-extending impact.

In 2015, there were 5.8 million people aged over 50 living with HIV – more than ever before.

UNAIDS said that if treatment targets are reached – the U.N. is aiming to have 30 million HIVpositive people on treatment by 2020 – that number will soar.

Social Streams

Comments

comments

Facebook Comments

Post a comment