A new report released by the UN says that AIDS deaths are down a third since 2010
According to the UN, HIV-related deaths, last year fell to around 770,000, which is 33% less than in 2010.
The AIDS-related deaths in Africa, the continent most affected by the epidemic, has plummeted this decade.
However, Eastern Europe has seen the death toll rise 5% and the Middle East and North Africa 9%.
“We urgently need increased political leadership to end AIDS,” said Gunilla Carlsson, UNAIDS executive director.
“Ending AIDS is possible if we focus on people not diseases… and take a human rights-based approach to reaching people most affected by HIV.”
There is still no cure or vaccination for HIV.
HIV has affected more than 80 million people and killed more than 35 million since the early 1980s.
While the recent UN report is good news, there is still much of the world that is affected by AIDs every day.