Dispatches: Criminalization Drives Global Rise in HIV Infections
After a period of decline, new HIV infections among adults across the globe are on the rise again. Michel Sidibe, executive director at UNAIDS, warned delegates at this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, that infection rates are on the up in most parts of the world. Nearly 2 million people become HIV-positive every year, and regions like Eastern Europe and Central Asia saw a 57 percent rise in new infections in the last five years.
Source: Human Rights Watch