AIDS claimed 1 M lives last year

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

AIDS claimed a mil­lion lives last year, al­most half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epi­demic, said a UN re­port on Thurs­day, pro­claim­ing “the scales have tipped”. Not only are new HIV infections and deaths de­clin­ing, but more peo­ple than ever are on life­sav­ing treat­ment, ac­cord­ing to data pub­lished ahead of an AIDS sci­ence con­fer­ence open­ing in Paris on Sun­day.

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