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The number of Ethiopians living with HIV/AIDS has decreased from 1.1 million to 730,000 in the past 14 years according to a UNAIDS report released on July 14.
Ethiopia has also improved its capacity to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission. Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health, said at the report’s unveiling ceremony, held at Zewditu Hospital, that aggressive intervention measures taken by the government over the past decade have brought about good progress.
“We have prepared a robust HIV/AIDS care and treatment plan to stop new infections by the end of 2030. With the support of international organizations, I hope that we will achieve that target,” Dr. Kesetebirhan said.
The country lost an estimated 23,000 people to the disease in 2014, down from approximately 73,000 in 2000.
The report also highlighted areas of concern. It estimates that 25 percent of commercial sex workers in Ethiopia are living with the virus, while only 1.2 percent of the general population is HIV/AIDS positive.
Globally, an estimated 36.9 million people were HIV/AIDS positive in 2014, up from 28.6 million in 2000. However, new infections in 2014 dropped to two million from 3.1 million in 2000.
South Africa has managed to nearly halve the number of newly infected individuals from 600,000 in 2000 to 340,000 in 2014. The report applauded South Africa’s effective HIV/AIDS transmission prevention efforts.
UN Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon prefaced the report, “Fifteen years ago, AIDS was shattering families and entire nations. But the AIDS epidemic also united the world behind efforts to stop and reverse the toll, and to ensure that people everywhere have access to life-saving medicines.”
“In the year 2000, fewer than 700,000 people were receiving antiretroviral medicines; today, some 15 million people have access, meaning that we have reached one of the most important treatment goals in history,” he added.