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Medical News & Perspectives
September 20, 2016

HIV/AIDS in 2016 and Beyond

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JAMA. 2016;316(11):1139-1140. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12059

Overshadowed by the Zika epidemic, concerns about terrorism and security, and the US presidential election, the global HIV/AIDS pandemic persists, with 2.1 million new HIV infections and 1.1 million deaths worldwide in 2015 ( The 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, in July highlighted the remarkable progress since 2000, when the conference was last held in Durban and very few people in Africa received antiretroviral therapy.

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