HIV on the Decline
Thank you, pharmaceutical companies.
Across the globe, HIV is slowly declining after a rapid increase for the past several years. Rates of the infection fell from a third in the past decade. Even better, children experienced the highest drop of reported cases.
It’s suggested that the reason behind the dramatic decline is because of better access to drugs that help control the virus.
If you recall, there’s a Millennium Development Goal which seeks to reverse the AIDS epidemic by 2015. In order to meet this goal, the World Health Organization suggests more people need to become eligible for treatment, especially those who are considered at-risk.
Still, with two more years to go, it seems like an AIDS-free world may actually be a possibility.
What do you think of the decline in new cases of HIV? How do you plan on helping the world become AIDS-free by 2015?