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Annual global study reports progress against HIV
Los Angeles Times

More than 1.2 million people began taking anti- HIV therapy in 2009, a 30% increase that brings the worldwide total to 5.2 million, UNAIDS said Monday in its annual report, but that still leaves 10 million people in the developing world in need of access to the lifesaving drugs.

Since the pandemic peaked in 1999, new infections have fallen by 19% — in some key countries by 25% or more. Expanding access to treatment has yielded a 19% decline in deaths since 2004.