According to a new report by the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the number of people worldwide seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS has more than tripled since 2010.
In 2020, 27.4 million of the 37.6 million people living with HIV were under treatment, up from just 7.8 million in 2010, according to a report released ahead of a high-level meeting of the Assembly, HIV/ United Nations General on AIDS.
Similarly, UNAIDS reports that 16.2 million deaths could have been prevented since 2001 by the deployment of affordable, high-quality treatments. Furthermore, the democratization of antiretroviral therapy has led to a substantial decline in deaths. And AIDS deaths fell by 43% from 2010 to 690,000 in 2020.
According to the document, progress has also been made in reducing new HIV infections, but it has been very slow. They have dropped by 30% since 2010, with 1.5 million people infected with the virus in 2020, up from 2.1 million in 2010.
To end AIDS by 2030, the global community united by AIDS and UNAIDS has adopted an approach to fight inequalities by implementing an ambitious and achievable strategy with new goals to be achieved by 2025.
Therefore, UNAIDS urges authorities around the world to adopt a bold political declaration with the goal of 2025 to end AIDS, ahead of the planned high-level General Assembly meeting from 8 to 10 June.
Thus, UNAIDS urges the United Nations General Assembly to commit to the goals of a new Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS at the fifth high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on AIDS, which will take place from June 8 to 10, 2021. .