The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment increased to 7.1 million in 2012, according to a Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) statement. Nearly 1 million people were added in the last year. There were less than 1 million people on the continent receiving ARVs in 2005. AIDS-related deaths in Africa have fallen 32 percent from 2005 to 2011. New HIV cases on the continent have fallen 33 percent from 2001 to 2011. Despite the progress, Africa accounts for 69 percent of all people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS.

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