(MOBILE, Ala.) - The United Nations says the world has seen a more than 50% drop in new cases of AIDS in low and middle income countries.
The news comes as people in Mobile and around the world pause to remember those lost to the disease.
A candlelight ceremony was held Saturday night at Mobile's Cathedral Square. It was there that people took a moment to light a candle for someone they lost.
"We had young and old here, from every walk of life holding hands, walking with their candles, professing who they've lost, and tears being shed, and remembrance," said Ty Tover, Mobile County Health Department.
It's estimated 50,000 Americans are infected with HIV every year.
More than a million people in the U.S. are living with the disease.