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Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 – a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the U.N.'s HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.The U.N. goal is for 90 percent of all HIV-positive people to know their status by 2020 . Of these, at least 90 percent must receive antiretroviral therapy, and the HIV virus be suppressed in 90 percent of those.Assessing progress toward the target, UNAIDS said 1.8 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2017 .About 180,000 minors were newly infected with HIV in 2017, and about 110,000 died of AIDS, yet more than 50 percent of under-15s had no access to treatment.
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