Less than 50% of adults with HIV in Latin America receive treatment

According to WHO data, the HIV / AIDS remains one of the most serious public health problems in the world, especially in low or middle income countries. Until the end of 2012, about 10 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy in low and middle income countries. However, more than 16 million people who qualify for this therapy under the new 2013 guidelines do not have access to antiretroviral drugs.

Less than half of adults infected with the AIDS-causing virus in Latin America have access to treatment, the United Nations agency against AIDS (UNAIDS) revealed today by presenting its annual report on the evolution of this disease in the world. That year there were 87,000 new infections, which represents 17% less compared to the year 2000, while the deaths were reduced by 31% (from 60,000 to 41,000 cases), as you can see in the video that heads this entry.

Video: Russia struggling to contain HIV epidemic. DW Feature (March 2020).