News Agencies Present HIV/AIDS Facts, Discuss Epidemic With Experts To Mark World AIDS Day

Deutsche Welle: HIV and AIDS in a nutshell
“It’s been 30 years since the HIV/AIDS epidemic shook the world. What is the current status of the virus globally? Are you at risk? Is there a cure? DW’s Kait Bolongaro went in search of answers…” (Bolongaro, 12/1).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Is the end of AIDS in sight? 10 facts about HIV/AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day
“Despite major advances, HIV/AIDS remains one of the world’s most significant public health challenges, particularly in low and middle income countries, with new diagnoses every year and young women in sub-Saharan Africa seen as being particularly at risk…” (Goldsmith, 11/30).

VOA News: Can We Reduce HIV Infections to Zero?
“A diagnosis of HIV/AIDS used to be a death sentence. Now, with proper treatment, people with HIV can live long, healthy lives. If they take their anti-AIDS drugs, the amount of the virus in their blood can be so small that it is impossible to infect others…” (Pearson/Matteo, 11/30).

VOX: The HIV/AIDS pandemic, explained in 9 maps and charts
“AIDS first emerged in the early 1980s, claiming thousands of lives each year as it spread. But it wasn’t until the disease reached pandemic status more than a decade later that the global community really galvanized in an effort to stop it…” (Belluz, 12/1).

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