(KCEN) -- We may be winning the battle against AIDS.
A United Nations report released yesterday said the elimination of AIDS was in sight.
UN-AIDS issued its annual report on the state of the epidemic and concluded the foundation has been set for the eventual eradication of the disease.
Worldwide, the number of people newly infected with the disease is falling, down 20 percent from 2001.
The number of deaths from AIDS is also down.
The report credits better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the HIV virus, the virus that causes AIDS.
It also credits anti AIDS programs with educating the public.