The gap is closing worldwide between HIV prevention and treatment, according to a new study by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and reported by Reuters. The study estimates 33.3 million people are living with HIV globally, which is down slightly from 33.4 million in 2009. At least 56 countries have either stabilized or significant decreased their new HIV cases rate. The study also showed a 20 percent reduction in new HIV cases in the past decade among young people in 15 of the most severely affected countries. There are still barriers for high-risk groups to access HIV prevention, and 10 million people still don’t have access to HIV treatment.

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