Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 14th of December 2017 to The Sounding Line.
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As the following interactive chart from Our World in Data shows, the total number of HIV/AIDS related deaths around the world has declined sharply since 2006. A combination of increased awareness, improvements in treatment and survivability, the emergence of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs which can reduce the likelihood contracting the disease by as much as 90%, and other factors have helped turn the tide globally.
Note: By selecting the ‘Change country’ button at the bottom of the graph, you can view the trends for individual countries.
Unfortunately, the reduction in HIV/AIDS deaths is not being enjoyed everywhere. As the following charts startlingly show, many predominantly Muslim nations have seen HIV/AIDS death rates surge higher in recent years. A seldom discussed regional crisis is clearly underway.
United Arab Emirates:
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