An end to the Aids epidemic could be in sight after a landmark study found men whose HIV infection was fully suppressed by antiretroviral drugs had no chance of infecting their partner. The success of the medicine means that if everyone with HIV were fully treated, there would be no further infections. Among nearly 1, male couples across Europe where one partner with HIV was receiving treatment to suppress the virus, there were no cases of transmission of the infection to the HIV-negative partner during sex without a condom. Although 15 men were infected with HIV during the eight-year study, DNA testing proved that was through sex with someone other than their partner who was not on treatment. Earlier studies have also shown the treatment protects heterosexual couples where one partner has HIV. In , there were almost 40 million people worldwide living with HIV, of whom
Listed here are the prevalence rates among adults in various countries, based on data from various sources, largely the CIA World Factbook. Outside Africa, the highest prevalence rate is found in the Bahamas 3. In absolute numbers, South Africa 7. A horizontal dash "-" indicates the data was not published. Adult prevalence describes ages between 15 and From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Global incidence fell rapidly from to , to about 2. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region most affected. Strong and steady reductions in new HIV infections and mortality among people infected with HIV in eastern and southern Africa has pushed the ratio down from 0. Progress has been more gradual in Asia and the Pacific 0. The incidence:prevalence ratios of the Middle East and North Africa 0.
Skip navigation! With approximately 6, people diagnosed in the UK each year , spreading information about the virus is a job that applies all year round. The bad news is: There is a lack of safe sex education that would help to prevent the virus being passed on; sexual health services will suffer from government spending cuts; and people who are diagnosed with HIV still experience high levels of discrimination and social stigma. There are HIV preventing PrEP drugs that could stop high risk-groups contracting the virus, but they are not reaching those who need them because they are not available on the NHS. These problems become increasingly worrying when placed alongside statistics that suggest 1 in 20 gay men in Britain have HIV, with the figure rising to 1 in 10 in London and 1 in 8 in Brighton.