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Aids: the pandemic is officially in decline

Publié par Clifford Armion le 25/11/2009

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Jeremy Laurance

"The HIV pandemic which started 28 years ago is officially in decline, two of the world's leading health organisations said yesterday.

"The number of new HIV infections peaked in the mid-1990s and has since declined by almost a third, according to the annual update on the pandemic for 2009, published yesterday by the Joint United Nations programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) and the World Health Organisation.

"It is the first time that UNAids and the WHO have confirmed that the pandemic is on a downward trend and represents a landmark in the history of the disease. In their 2008 report, they said suggestions the epidemic had peaked were "speculation" and that it was "difficult to predict the epidemic's future course"."

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"Aids: the pandemic is officially in decline", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2009. Consulté le 16/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/aids-the-pandemic-is-officially-in-decline