35 percent drop in new HIV infections since 2000: UN

New HIV infections have fallen by 35 percent since 2000, the United Nations saidTuesday, but stressed that AIDS spending had to be dramatically increased to roll back the disease.

AFP| Updated: Jul 14, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

Geneva: New HIV infections have fallen by 35 percent since 2000, the United Nations said Tuesday, but stressed that AIDS spending had to be dramatically increased to roll back the disease.

Although new HIV infections declined to two million in 2014 compared to 3.1 million 14 years ago and in 83 countries the number of new infections has noticeably decreased or remained stagnant, spending on AIDS has levelled out, it warned in a report.