Progress Seen Against HIV in Poor Countries
A push to get more AIDS treatment to the world's poorest, hardest-hit countries is paying off as deaths inch down. New infections are dropping a bit as well. Some 34.2 million people worldwide were living with the AIDS virus at the end last year. This is a slight rise from the previous year as better treatment helps patients live longer. "I personally believe it is a new era, new era for treatment, new era for prevention," said Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS.