作者: 小赵 2021-12-15 19:37:28
UNAIDS issued a stark1 warning Monday that if leaders fail to tackle inequalities the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years.
At least 300,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2020, or one child every two minutes.
Another 120,000 children died from AIDS-related causes during the same period, or one child every five minutes.
"Progress against the AIDS pandemic, which was already off track, is now under even greater strain as the COVID-19 crisis continues to rage, disrupting HIV prevention and treatment services, schooling2, violence-prevention programmes and more. We cannot be forced to choose between ending the AIDS pandemic today and preparing for the pandemics of tomorrow. The only successful approach will achieve both. As of now, we are not on track to achieve either."
Some countries, including some with the highest rates of HIV, have made remarkable3 progress against AIDS, illustrating4 what is feasible. However, new HIV infections are not falling fast enough globally to stop the pandemic, with 1.5 million new HIV infections in 2020 and growing HIV infection rates in some countries. Infections are also following lines of inequality. Six in seven new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa are occurring among adolescent girls. Gay men and other men who have sex with men, se The pace of HIV testing declined almost uniformly and fewer people living with HIV initiated5 treatment in 2020 in 40 of 50 countries reporting to UNAIDS. HIV prevention services have been impacted—in 2020, harm reduction services for people who use drugs were disrupted in 65% of 130 countries surveyed.
"It is still possible to end the epidemic6 by 2030," affirmed United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his World AIDS Day message. "But that will require stepped up action and greater solidarity7. To beat AIDS—and build resilience against the pandemics of tomorrow—we need collective action."
his year marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported. Since that time, there has been huge progress, particularly in expanding access to treatment. By June 2021, 28.2 million people had access to HIV treatment, up from 7.8 million in 2010, although progress has slowed considerably8.

    1 stark lGszd    
    • The young man is faced with a stark choice.这位年轻人面临严峻的抉择。
    • He gave a stark denial to the rumor.他对谣言加以完全的否认。
    2 schooling AjAzM6    
    • A child's access to schooling varies greatly from area to area.孩子获得学校教育的机会因地区不同而大相径庭。
    • Backward children need a special kind of schooling.天赋差的孩子需要特殊的教育。
    3 remarkable 8Vbx6    
    • She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在写作技巧方面有了长足进步。
    • These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.这些汽车因发动机没有噪音而不同凡响。
    4 illustrating a99f5be8a18291b13baa6ba429f04101    
    给…加插图( illustrate的现在分词 ); 说明; 表明; (用示例、图画等)说明
    • He upstaged the other speakers by illustrating his talk with slides. 他演讲中配上幻灯片,比其他演讲人更吸引听众。
    • Material illustrating detailed structure of graptolites has been etched from limestone by means of hydrofluoric acid. 表明笔石详细构造的物质是利用氢氟酸从石灰岩中侵蚀出来。
    5 initiated 9cd5622f36ab9090359c3cf3ca4ddda3    
    n. 创始人 adj. 新加入的 vt. 开始,创始,启蒙,介绍加入
    • He has not yet been thoroughly initiated into the mysteries of computers. 他对计算机的奥秘尚未入门。
    • The artist initiated the girl into the art world in France. 这个艺术家介绍这个女孩加入巴黎艺术界。
    6 epidemic 5iTzz    
    • That kind of epidemic disease has long been stamped out.那种传染病早已绝迹。
    • The authorities tried to localise the epidemic.当局试图把流行病限制在局部范围。
    7 solidarity ww9wa    
    • They must preserve their solidarity.他们必须维护他们的团结。
    • The solidarity among China's various nationalities is as firm as a rock.中国各族人民之间的团结坚如磐石。
    8 considerably 0YWyQ    
    • The economic situation has changed considerably.经济形势已发生了相当大的变化。
    • The gap has narrowed considerably.分歧大大缩小了。