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Record Three in Five HIV-Carriers Now Have Access to Drugs, Says UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.

There were 36.9 million people living with the immune system-attacking virus in 2017, of whom 15.2 million were not getting the drugs they need, UNAIDS reported.

Source: Agence France Presse


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