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10 facts on HIV/AIDS

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© WHO/James Oatway 2009

As of end 2015, 17.0 million people were receiving ART worldwide.

Of these, close to 15.2 million lived in low- and middle-income countries. In September 2015, WHO issued guidelines containing key recommendations to "treat all" people living with HIV. They also include new service delivery recommendations on how to expand coverage of HIV treatment to reach all people living with HIV. Reaching all eligible people with treatment remains a huge challenge.

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