The United Nations has projected that the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) will soon be a matter of the past.
The UN says that better quality of drugs will not only treat but cure the disease too. The last decade has seen less number of fatalities because if AIDS and the stabilization of people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
The annual report by UN stated that there were about 34 million people with HIV at the end of 2011. The death toll from AIDS was 2.3 million in 2005, which fell to 1.8 million in 2010 and final records show a number the number falling to 1.7 million in 2011.
“Although AIDS remains one of the world’s most serious health challenges, global solidarity in the AIDS response during the past decade continues to generate extraordinary health gains,” the report said.
The report says that the drug treatment for AIDS, also known as antiretroviral therapy, has almost saved 14 million life years in underdeveloped countries.
Towards the end of 2011, there were 8 million people who were treated with the AIDS drugs. The UN has set the target to 15 million by 2015.
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