HIV epidemic 'declining', says UN
The number of new HIV infections and deaths from Aids are falling globally, according to new statistics from the UN's programme on HIV/Aids.
There are now signs the epidemic is declining, it says, however, stigma and discrimination continue to cause problems for the estimated 33m people living with HIV.
Last year there were 2.6m new HIV infections.
This is down almost 20% since the peak of the Aids epidemic in 1999.
In 2009, 1.8m died from Aids-related illnesses, down from 2.1m in 2004.