The UN estimated that nearly 4,000 people are infected with HIV daily and urged countries to increase funding for disease prevention and treatment access.
The organization tweeted, “Progress in the reduction of new HIV infections is slowing & every day 4,000 people become infected around the world. @UNAIDS urges countries to increase investment in HIV prevention & access to treatment.”
Progress in the reduction of new HIV infections is slowing & every day 4,000 people become infected around the world.@UNAIDS urges countries to increase investment in HIV prevention & access to treatment. https://t.co/R1y9tXnOEV pic.twitter.com/T8tkiN4bBE— United Nations (@UN) July 31, 2022
According to the most recent UNAIDS data, progress against the HIV pandemic has stalled during the last two years of the coronavirus pandemic and other global crises. As a result, resources have been depleted, jeopardizing millions of people’s lives.
The UNAIDS data showed new HIV infections are currently increasing where they had previously been declining in Asia and the Pacific. However, per a press release, annual HIV infections have increased in Eastern Europe, North Africa, and Latin America. The rapid development seen in eastern and southern Africa in previous years will be significantly slowed in 2021.
In spite of improved HIV medications and tools for preventing, detecting, and treating opportunistic infections, 650,000 people will typically die from AIDS in 2021.
According to the report, the UN member states have set a goal of fewer than 370,000 new HIV infections, but if current trends continue, there will be more than 1.2 million new infections annually by 2025.