New HIV infections drop by 26% in sub-Saharan Africa, says new report

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Although almost 70 per cent of people living with HIV still reside in sub-Saharan Africa, the number of new HIV infections in the region have dropped by more than 26 per cent, according to the UN Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS.

In its new report, UNAIDS says better access to HIV treatment has had a dramatic impact on people's lives.

In fact, globally, the most dramatic increases in antiretroviral therapy have also occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, with a 20 per cent increase just between 2009 and 2010.

Aditya Mehta spoke to Paul De Lay, Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, on the progress being made against HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Duration: 2’34″

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