REPORT: World AIDS Day 2019: 37.9M people worldwide were living with HIV at the end of 2018
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People around the world on Sunday observed the 31st annual World AIDS Day, an event first declared in 1981 aimed at raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It was first declared by the World Health Organization.
According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 37.9 million people around the world were living with HIV at the end of 2018. UNAIDS reports 1.7 million people worldwide were newly infected in 2018.
The article goes on to state the following:
The CDC reports 1.1 million people were living with HIV in the United States at the end of 2016 and one in seven people nationwide who had the disease didn’t know they were infected.
“37,832 people received an HIV diagnosis in the United States and dependent areas,” according to the CDC.
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