- The UN AIDS organization released statistics from 2010 to 2018, the highest decline in death statistics in South Africa
- According to the report, despite the decline, South Africa still has the most AIDS affected countries
Jul 17, 2019, 08:05 PM IST
Health Desk Worldwide, 17 million new cases of HIV increased in the past year, but the number of deaths from this has declined by 16 percent since 2010. This information has come out in a recent report of the United Nations released on Tuesday. According to the report, the biggest reduction in deaths has come from South Africa. In the last 9 years, till now, there has been success in preventing 40% infections and deaths.
Most new cases in Europe and Asia
33 percent deaths less than 2018
According to the report, the data of deaths due to AIDS is declining, because now the treatment is being done to provide the treatment. Trying to stop the cases of HIV and TB continues. According to the UNAIDS, the number of deaths due to HIV has decreased to 770,000 last year, which is about 33% less than in 2010.
According to the report, eastern and southern Africa are still the most affected area of â€‹â€‹HIV. The most worrying thing is for Eastern Europe and Asia, here are new cases of AIDS emerging rapidly. In Central Asia, 29% and 10% new cases have emerged in Central Asia. At the same time, 10 percent in South Africa and 7 percent in Latin America.
According to the annual report of 'UN AIDS', about 3.79 million people are currently infected with HIV in the world. Of these, 2.33 crore people are getting 'anti retroviral' therapy. In 2018 95 percent new cases were reported due to drug injection, gay men, transgender, sex workers and inmates. Such new cases of HIV infection have mostly been seen in Eastern Europe, Central-Central Asia and North Africa. In more than half of the world, 50 percent of the population is using protections for prevention.
In the mid-1990s, AIDS took the form of a severe epidemic. Since then, all the world's agencies, including the United Nations, have begun efforts at the war level to prevent this disease. It has also been reported in the recent report that in the year 2017, eight lakh people died due to this disease, which fell to 7 lakh seventy thousand last year.
The need for political leadership to end AIDS
Guinea Carlson, executive director of the UN AIDS organization, says that we need political leadership to end AIDS. There is a need to focus on humans, not on disease. By creating a systematic plan, the backward people need to be brought forward. To reach people affected by HIV, adopt a human rights-based approach.