UN completes goal of treating 15 million HIV patients in advance

London, July 15 (ANI): The United Nations Aids agency has already met their target of getting HIV treatment to 15 million people by the end of 2015.

The goal was completed in March, which is nine months ahead of schedule, and follows decade long global efforts and investment to get antiretroviral drugs to people in need, the BBC reported.

UN Aids revealed that since the millennium, 30 million new HIV infections and nearly eight million Aids-related deaths have been averted, new HIV infections have fallen from 2.6 million per year to 1.8 million, and Aids-related deaths gone down from 1.6 million to 1.2 million.

Rigorous action over the next five years could end the epidemic by 2030, added UN Aids.

Meanwhile, global investment in HIV has gone up from 4.8 billion dollars in 2000 to more than 20 billion dollars in 2014.

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations said that world has delivered on halting and reversing the Aids epidemic, and people should now commit to ending the epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. (ANI)

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