The fight against HIV is faltering

About 1.7 million people have been infected last year with HIV, reports the United Nations. Thus, the number of new Infections has declined again. Nevertheless, it seems hardly possible to reach the UN target that in 2020, less than half a Million people are infected with the Virus.

Unaids, the programme of the UN against HIV and Aids, warns that the number of new Infections had increased in some regions of concern in Eastern Europe, the middle East, North Africa and Latin America.

According to the report by Unaids Eastern and southern Africa remains the most HIV affected regions. There were 20.6 million of the world’s 37.9 million Infected people live. Mainly South Africa, but good progress: The number of new infections has fallen since 2010 to 40 per cent, the number of deaths in the same amount dropped.

The HI-Virus and destroys certain cells of the immune system and makes Infected causes harm to susceptible to diseases. If left untreated, the immune deficiency disease Aids is the consequence.

Just under two-thirds will receive the vital medication

The virus with anti-retroviral drugs to keep under control. Studies have also shown that HIV under effective therapy is contagious. The funds must be for life taken. However, only around 62 per cent of people Infected worldwide in the past year, access to essential medicines.

This supply gap, the humanitarian organization accuses Doctors without borders: “We can’t celebrate or successes to speak, while hundreds of thousands continue to die each year from Aids, because they have no access to HIV primary care. Because you either live in countries that are neglected, or they are part of the neglected groups of the population, or the policy has been ignored,” says HIV expert Gilles Van Cutsem, a communication from the organization.

A major Problem in the fight against HIV is lack of money, according to Unaids. 2018 international donors had provided approximately one billion dollars (about 890 million euros) less than in the previous year. National programmes would not be able to fill this gap.

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