World continues combating HIV/AIDS

by VTV401 December 2017 Last updated at 16:06 PM

VTV.vn - Today December 1st marks World AIDS Day.

On this occasion, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Michel Sidibe, sent out a message about the human right to health and how HIV/AIDS has challenged that right.

Nearly 21 million people living with HIV are now in treatment and new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are declining in many parts of the world.

However, in Eastern Europe and central Asia, new HIV infections have risen by 60% since 2010 and AIDS-related deaths by 27%.

Despite developments, the fight agains AIDS is not yet over. But by ensuring that everyone, everywhere has access to health care, it can be.

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