UNAIDS reports progress against HIV: New infections have fallen and more people have access to treatment, although two-thirds of those infected still lack access to treatment

by Thomas H. Maugh II

More than 1.2 million people began taking anti- HIV therapy in 2009, a 30% increase that brings the worldwide total to 5.2 million, UNAIDS said Monday in its annual report, but that still leaves 10 million people in the developing world in need of access to the lifesaving drugs.