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UNAIDS Report: More People aged 50 and above getting infected with HIV/AIDS

The United Nations AIDS department, UNAIDS, has released a report of a new study which says over 3.6 million people aged 50 years and above are living with the HIV virus which causes AIDS. Majority of these are in developing countries. The study was carried out in different countries in the five continents. It shows that at least 100,000 people in this age group contract HIV every year through a combination of risky social behaviours associted with the transmission of the HIV virus. UNAIDS is appealing to governments and organisations involved with the fight against HIV/AIDS to invest more resources and energy in the prevention programmes that target this age group. The The report shows that people in this age group die in bigger numbers compared to young people due to other age-related health complications. According to UNAIDS, about 35 million people around the world are living with HIV. Peter Ghys, is the head of the Data section of UNAIDS. RealAudioMP3


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