Annual Worldwide HIV Incidence Steady After Years Of Decline, Global Burden Of Disease 2015 Study Shows

CNN: HIV cases rise in 74 countries in last decade
“Over the past decade, the rate of new HIV infections has increased in 74 countries, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa. While the total number of new infections declined globally from 2005 to 2015, certain countries saw a rise in numbers of people becoming infected, calling for better targeting of prevention programs in order to end AIDS by 2030…” (Senthilingam, 7/19).

HealthDay News: Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS
“…Deaths from HIV/AIDS fell to 1.2 million in 2015 from 1.8 million in 2005. Though the number of new HIV infections has decreased since a peak of 3.3 million in 1997, it has been relatively stable at about 2.5 million a year for the past decade. Worldwide, new HIV infections fell just 0.7 percent a year between 2005 and 2015, compared to 2.7 percent a year between 1997 and 2005, the study found…” (Preidt, 7/19).

VOA News: Study: 2.5 Million People Infected with HIV Each Year
“…The report, which analyzes findings of the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study, was published in the Lancet HIV Journal to coincide with the launch of the International AIDS [Conference] in Durban, South Africa. According to the GBD 2015 study, 75 percent of the new HIV infections occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, while South Asia accounted for 8.5 percent, and Southeast Asia for 4.7 percent…” (7/19).