UN report: AIDS deaths fall for third year in a row

November 22, 2011 9:47:16 AM PST
AIDS deaths have fallen for the third year in a row, according to the United Nations' annual report on the global aids epidemic. It says almost 50 percent of people living with AIDS get treatment.

Most of the progress is being made in sub-Saharan Africa.

The study also says since people are surviving longer the number of people living with AIDs is up. In 2010, it was 34 million, up from 32.9 million in 2009.

Last year, 2.7 million people contracted HIV. That's down 21 percent from 1997 when the epidemic was at its peak.