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Around the world, approx 4,000 people are falling victim to HIV/AIDS every day

Did you know that somewhere in the world one person dies every minute due to HIV/AIDS? This information has been revealed in the new report of the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) ‘In Danger: Global AIDS Update 2022’, which was released yesterday.

According to data shared in the report, 1.5 million new cases of HIV infection were reported in 2021 alone. Along with this, 6.5 lakh people had to lose their lives due to AIDS. This means that 4,000 new cases of the disease are being reported every day, while 1,800 people are losing their lives every day.However, despite this, the number of people receiving treatment is still far behind the 10 million target set by UNAIDS for 2025. If seen, treatment is becoming beyond the reach of many people due to increasing costs and prices around the world after Kovid-19.

According to the report, progress in HIV prevention efforts has also declined due to disparities that exist within and between countries. This disease itself has also increased the scope of weakness. Significantly, in 2021, a new case of infection among young women and adolescent girls was reported every two minutes. This clearly shows the inequality that exists.

Its impact has become more evident than ever during Covid-19, especially in Africa. If seen, millions of girls in Africa are deprived of education. Not only this, there has also been an increase in cases of pregnancy among teenage girls. Along with this, cases of violence against them have also increased.

Because of the epidemic there is HIV. Treatment and prevention services have also been disrupted. In sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls are three times more likely to be infected with HIV than boys.According to the report, increasing debt is a big challenge for the world’s weakest countries. In 2021, the amount paid in lieu of debt reached 171 percent of total spending on health, education and social security. In such a situation, this has affected the ability of countries to deal with AIDS.