Yes, HIV continues to grow in parts of the world, mainly because people are not taking the necessary precautions. However, there are more treatments available today, and this helps people with the virus live longer, happier lives than in times past. Education is key in reducing the number of cases globally.
No, HIV is not increasing globally. It may be increasing in some small regions, like the city of Atlanta, GA, but according to statistics released by UNAIDS, new HIV infections have fallen, as well as the number of new HIV infections among children. AIDs related deaths have also decreased by 45% globally.
No, HIV is not increasing globally because there are new cures and medicines produced every year. While the planet is becoming more populated, doctors and scientists are doing everything in their power to combat the disease and it is possible that the numbers of those diagnosed will decrease in the very near future.
Although there may technically be more people living with HIV now, that is because people are living longer. New people contracting the disease is down almost across the globe, with 25 countries seeing a 50% or greater drop since 2001. Also, AIDS-related deaths were down 24% from 2005 to 2011.