A call for World AIDS day (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Other global findings As of June 2015, 15.8 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy, up from 13.6 million in June 2014.

The United Nations agency’s report found that the total annual rate of new infections has dropped since 2000, as has the number of children infected and deaths caused by the virus.

Dr. Julio Montaner, the director of British Columbia’s Centre for Excellence in HIV and AIDS, says that in B.C. alone, 2,000 out of the 15,000 people with HIV/AIDS don’t even know they’re infected and so are more likely to spread the virus.

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