Millions of Lives Have Been Saved, Awareness Is Widespread, but Hurdles Remain as World AIDS Day Is

Actions need to be sustained and increased in order to achieve the UN goal of ending the AIDS epidemic across the globe by 2030.

In just six months between January and June, an additional 1 million HIV-infected people gained access to lifesaving treatment, according to figures announced in advance of World AIDS Day on Thursday.

The news came as several promising studies of drugs that could hasten the elimination of the disease are headed toward preliminary human trials.

According to the United Nations Program on AIDS, huge progress has been made since 2000 and millions of lives have been saved, “but there are still important milestones to reach, barriers to break and frontiers to cross,” the agency said.

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Necessary steps should be taken to reduce AIDS. This is way too important