Global HIV infections have dropped by over 30% since 2001, says an October 9th report out from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDs. According to recent statistics, new HIV infections among adults and children worldwide has decreased by a third. Additionally, the statistics reveal a 30% decrease in AIDs-related deaths since 2001.
Researchers speculate that the decline is due to better access to anti-retroviral drugs, as well as increased knowledge about the virus and available treatment. Although the numbers are promising, there is still a long way to go before HIV/AIDs is a thing of the past.