Innovations in HIV helping sufferers

In 1981 – the HIV and AIDS pandemic attacked in full force, killing and affecting millions around the globe.

As of 2014 – it is estimated that nearly 40 million people have died from AIDS or AIDS related illnesses, and that over 35 million are currently living with HIV.

But in 2015, innovations in both pre and post-exposure HIV treatments have meant the virus is no longer the death sentence it used to be.

On Tuesday, the world celebrated World Aids Day – a day raising awareness around the many issues related to HIV and AIDS.

And although we’ve come a long way since the 80’s, there’s still a way to go before reaching the globally recognized target of zero new HIV transmissions.

Jake Morcom has more.

Image: Jon Rawlinson on Flickr.

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