Sep 24, 2013 12:09 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News

Drop in HIV and AIDS infections

Experts say there has been a drop in new HIV infections around the world.

The report from the joint United Nations program on HIV and AIDS found new infections among adults and children are down a third since 2001.

AIDS-related deaths have also gone down by a third. They credit better access to antiretroviral drugs for the decline, as well as increased knowledge about the virus and available treatments.

New doctors plan to focus prevention efforts on at-risk groups like drug users and victims of sexual violence.



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