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Thursday, November 28, 2013

HIV Has Killed More than 36 Million, World Health Organization Says

Geneva, Nov 28.- The human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains a major public health problem worldwide, and has killed 36 million people to date, according to the World Health Organization.

In 2012, there were 35.3 million people infected with HIV (the figures range between 32.2 and 38.8 million), the WHO said on its website.

Sub-Saharan Africa, where one out of 20 adults is infected with HIV, is the area of the world most affected, with 69 percent of the world's HIV-positive population.

In late 2012, nearly 10 million people received antiretroviral therapy in low or middle income countries, although more than 19 million people need those treatments and have no access to them.(Prensa Latina)