World AIDS Day 2011: A Year in the Global Pandemic

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World AIDS Day U.N. Report: AIDS-Related Deaths Down 21 Percent

Ahead of this year’s World Aids Day on Dec. 1, UNAIDS released a report showing that, worldwide, deaths from AIDS are at their lowest level since 2005, with a 21 percent drop overall.

According to the report, there were an estimated 34 million people living with HIV in 2010; since 2005, AIDS-related deaths have decreased from 2.2 million to 1.8 million.

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