World AIDS Day 2019
Nov. 29, 2019
Global Korean Post
December 1st is World AIDS Day.
Of the 37.9 million people living with HIV at the end of 2018, 79% received testing, 62% received treatment, and 53% had achieved suppression of the HIV virus with reduced risk of infecting others.
1,700,000 people were newly infected with HIV in 2018 and 770,000 people died of HIV-related causes in 2018.
Thousands of community health workers and members of the HIV and key population networks – many of whom are living with HIV or affected by the epidemic – contributed to this success.
On World AIDS Day 2019, WHO is highlighting the difference these communities are making to end the HIV epidemic while drawing global attention to the need for their broader engagement in strengthening primary health care.