The two years of the pandemic are undermining progress to stop AIDS

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Miriam Bantulà Merino
  • Cover of "In danger" report.
    Cover of "In danger" report. . Source: UNAIDS.
This is shown by the information collected by UNAIDS in 2022, which shows how the evolution of the pandemic has caused a lack of resources to stop infections and offer treatment to the sick.

New data released by UNAIDS on the global HIV response reveals the relationship between the evolution of COVID-19, along with other global crises, and the lack of resources putting many lives at risk.  

The "In danger" report presented in Montreal is a collection of data on the current situation demonstrating the annual increase in infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa and Latin America. According to the report, 4,000 people are infected every day, of which 1,100 are young people between 15 and 24 years old, according to the report, and warns that "the continuous increase in new HIV infections in some regions could stop or even reverse progress achieved against AIDS-related deaths".

Due to the evolution of the COVID-19 and the great global efforts to stop it, the situation caused millions of people not to receive the necessary treatment, care or prevention, reducing aid from more than 2 million people to only 1.4 million.

For this reason, approximately 1.5 million new infections occurred, “more than one million of the global targets”.

On the other hand, the report shows how this lack of aid and prevention always affects the most vulnerable groups, affecting girls and women more than ever. These differences, evident even in the same region, cause obvious inequalities between those who suffer from the disease and are a direct consequence of the slow progress of the virus.

UNAIDS also highlights in its report the abandonment of efforts to deal with this virus, as well as bilateral donors to deal with the pandemic and calls for new investments to end AIDS by 2030.

Finally, despite the progress of certain countries such as Italy, Lesotho, Vietnam and Zimbabwe, the report provides a collection of data on how the pandemic would evolve with current data and leaves evidence of the increase in annual infections from 1.2 million to in 2025, “year in the united states they had set as a goal to have less than 370,000 new HIV infections.

Those interested in consulting the report and the data collection can do so through the full report, the informative collection of data or the global AIDS report 2022 published in their website.

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