The number of HIV-positive individuals continues to rise globally despite maximum efforts done to suppress the disease. Photo from Shutterstock. While numerous efforts have been set in place to aid HIV-positive individuals, there is still a long way to go before this killer disease can be fully eradicated. Majority of those infected were adults. This is the highest among all regions in the world. Asia and the Pacific, where the Philippines belongs, comes second with an estimated 5.
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At the same time there was poor access to available treatment overall, and especially for members of these marginalized populations. While substantial progress has since been made to develop comprehensive local, national, and regional responses to combat HIV, troubling trends in recent years suggest that efforts need to be re-invigorated, stepped up, and better targeted to reach people most at risk. HIV rates among key populations in Asia and the Pacific—people who inject drugs PWID , men who have sex with men MSM , transgender people, and sex workers—are far higher than among the general population. The sharp rise in the number of new HIV infections among MSM in the region has continued, and sexual activity between men remains stigmatized and often hidden.
HIV-2 in Asia
Prevalence is the number of people who have HIV infection at a given time, such as at the end of a given year. At the end of , an estimated 1. In , the number of diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and 6 dependent areas, by age at diagnosis, was as follows:. In , the number of diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and 6 dependent areas was as follows:.