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New HIV infections stall, even increase in some regions

HIV and Hepatitis analyses various sources, especially a report in the August edition of The Lancet to conclude that the global drop in the number of new HIV infections, observed after the introduction of ART, is stalling, and there is even an increase in new infections in several regions of the world.

Read this excellent report here.

“According to the report, an estimated 1.9 million adults have become HIV-positive every year for at least the past 5 years. For example, Eastern Europe and Central Asia saw a 57% increase in annual new HIV infections between 2010 and 2015, the Caribbean saw an 9% annual increase after years of steady decline, and the Middle East and North Africa saw a 4% annual rise.”