The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic. HIV testing is an essential gateway to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. As of June 2017, 20.9 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) globally, up from 15.8 million in June 2015, 7.5 million in 2010, and less than one million in 2000.
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world’s most serious public health challenges. But there a global commitment to stopping new HIV infections and ensuring that everyone living with HIV has access to HIV treatment.
The first broad finding, known to all those familiar with the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, is that “developing and former Communist countries will continue to experience the greatest impact from infectious disease — because of malnutrition, poor sanitation, poor water quality, and inadequate health care.” Among the regions, trends it identifies ar…Global Aids Image Diagram - Chart - diagrams and charts with labels. This diagram depicts Global Aids Image