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HIV/AIDS report: Half of HIV-positive people don't know status

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GENEVA, Switzerland (KWWL) - The United Nations Agency on HIV/AIDS released a new report Wednesday showing 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV globally do not know they are HIV-positive.

Michel Sidibe told reporters in Geneva, Switzerland, that health authorities are facing a new generation of HIV patients if more isn't done to educate the world.

Sidibe emphasized that education must reach people in hard-to-reach places.

According to the report, only 15 countries make up 75 percent of the new 2.1 million infections in 2013.

For the full report, check out UNAIDS: http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2014/name,97466,en.asp
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