“December 1, the 30th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day, offered a moment take stock of the ongoing battle against an epidemic that’s killed 35 million people since the 1980s.
The good news is that antiretroviral therapy has transformed HIV from a nearly always fatal infection into a manageable chronic condition. The bad news is that despite the effectiveness of medication, HIV remains a global health threat, claiming nearly a million lives last year, while another 37 million people are living with the virus. What’s more, philanthropic funding for research, treatment, prevention and awareness around HIV/AIDS is decreasing.”
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