November 23rd, 2010
09:56 AM ET

Global AIDS report shows drops in new HIV cases, AIDS-related deaths

New HIV infections have decreased by almost 20 percent in the past decade, and AIDS-related deaths are down by about one-sixth in five years, according to a new United Nations report released Tuesday.

Data from the 2010 UNAIDS Report on global AIDS shows that an estimated 2.6 million people became newly infected with HIV, compared with the estimated 3.1 million people infected in 1999.

In 2009, approximately 1.8 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses, compared with the roughly 2.1 million in 2004, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said in a news release.

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  1. swhite

    this is a nasty filthy germ from people who use no protection when messing around with several people who they do not know. people should use common sense when messing around. or spreading such a filthy germ.

    November 23, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Keep it simple: people are still catching AIDS and people are still dying with AIDS. Crunching numbers doesn't change the facts.

      November 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nat

    A faithfull marriage is the only way not to get HIV..marriage=1 man & 1 women..

    November 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      More clearly Nat:

      AIDS and every STD orignate in the sins of abomination.

      Abstinence which is no s ex activity outside of marriage.

      Fidelity to that marriage and to God's teachings.

      November 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nat

    Soften your hearts and recieve the love and grace of Jesus..

    November 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    Aids isn't a germ, it's a virus found in human blood. (not just semen)

    November 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Yep a virus identified in and the g-ay li fe style!

      November 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nat

    Amen!!!

    November 23, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • ron

      nat and mmmmm - im amazed that people like you even exist in the world

      November 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      @Ron, in your virtual world you can be what ever you want to be.

      November 24, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nat

    Phil the main way people catch it is through s ex.

    November 24, 2010 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Light

    I applaud the fact that we have the statistics that show us how far we have come with this virus. This a reinforcement that tells the funds dedicated for AIDS prevention has helped over the yearr

    November 24, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmm

      @light, you are applauding the fact in 2009 1.8 million people died from AIDS...talk about redefining the bar of success...you are still in the dark about AIDS. The only cure for AIDS is a MIRACLE and DON'T CATCH the disease...anything outside of that is dying, suffering, and death.

      November 24, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |