AIDS-Related Deaths Have Dropped By One Third

AIDS-related deaths around the world have dropped sharply since 2010, according to a new report from the United Nations.

The study showed deaths from HIV or AIDS were down 33 percent globally over the last eight years. HIV infections have also gone down while the number of people living with HIV has gone up.

Still, with more than 770,000 AIDS-related deaths reported in 2018, experts say that much more needs to be done.

About 37.9 million people around the world have been diagnosed with HIV, with Southern Africa the hardest-hit part of the world.