# Thirty years into the pandemic, UNAIDS estimates that 33.3 million people globally are living with HIV. This number includes an estimated 2.5 million children under the age of 15 years.
# The number of people receiving antiretroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries has increased thirteenfold since the 2004, to more than 5 million. However, only 35 percent of people in need of treatment are currently receiving it. Roughly 10 million people cannot get the medication they need.
# Catholic Relief Services began supporting its first HIV project in Bangkok, Thailand in 1986. Today, CRS and our partners directly support more than 4.8 million people affected by the epidemic.
# Through the AIDSRelief Project, CRS helps provide lifesaving antiretroviral therapy to more than 220,000 people living with HIV in nine countries; more than 18,000 are children.
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