The Joint United Nations Agency on AIDS (UNAIDS) report has revealed that Lesotho is among the Sub-Saharan African countries that have made the most progress against HIV, cutting the rate of new infections by 30 percent in the past seven years in contrast to the global average of 18 percent.

The Joint United Nations Agency on AIDS (UNAIDS) report has revealed that Lesotho is among the Sub-Saharan African countries that have made the most progress against HIV, cutting the rate of new infections by 30 percent in the past seven years in contrast to the global average of 18 percent.

The report also shows that 1.8 million people were infected with HIV in 2017, in comparison to 2.2 million in 2010.
It further says the reduction in new HIV infections has been strongest in the region most affected by HIV, Eastern and Southern Africa, where new HIV infections have been reduced by 30 percent since 2010.

On the other hand the report states around 58 percent of new HIV infections in people over 15 years of age were among women and 6 600 young women between the ages of 15 and 24 years became infected with HIV every week in 2017.

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