One individual died of AIDS-related sickness each minute in 2021

New UNAids knowledge exhibits that one individual died each minute from an AIDS-related sickness in 2021. It additionally estimates that “every two minutes in 2021, an adolescent girl or young woman was newly infected with HIV”.

The report – titled In Danger – was launched at this yr’s Global UNAids convention in Montreal, Canada.

Globally, girls and ladies accounted for 49% of all new infections in 2021. In sub-Saharan Africa, nonetheless, they accounted for 63% of all new infections in the identical yr.

At least 1.5 million folks have been newly contaminated with HIV final yr, based on the info.

The report additionally exhibits that new HIV infections are growing the place that they had beforehand decreased.

“The data revealed in this report will disturb and shock – but the report is not a call to despair. It is a call to action. Failure would be fatal, but it is not inevitable. We can end AIDS by 2030. But the curve will not bend itself. We have to pull it down,” mentioned Winnie Byanyima, UNAid’s government director.

Globally, there are 38.4 million folks dwelling with HIV. Eastern and Southern Africa bear the very best world burden with greater than half of the inhabitants (20.6 million) on this area.

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