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HIV infections plummet since 2001: UN

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New HIV infections have plummeted by a third overall since 2001 and more than halved among children, the United Nations said on Monday. 

An AIDS activist lights candles placed in the shape of a red ribbon on World Aids Day in Manila on December 1, 2012. New HIV infections have plummeted by a third overall since 2001 and more than halved among children, the United Nations has said.

Globally, 2.3 million people contracted the AIDS virus last year -- down 33 percent from 2001, while 260,000 children became infected -- over a third fewer than in 2009 and 52 percent down from 2001.

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