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Complacency looms over AIDS meeting

This file photograph taken on July 8, 2004, shows some Nigerian manufactured anti-retroviral drugs in Lagos. Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took anti-retroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said July 18, 2018. There were 36.9 million people living with the immune system-attacking virus in 2017, of whom 15.2 million were not getting the drugs they need -- the lowest number since the epidemic exploded,

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 21, 2018, on page 6.

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