According to UNAIDS, there were almost 36.7 million people around the world who were living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2015. This is up substantially from 2005, when only 7% of those living with HIV received antiretroviral therapy, according to the World Health Organization.
Mr Sidibe added: "Communities and families are thriving as Aids is being pushed back".
More people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are dying from AIDS than 10 years ago, bucking the global trend in which the fatality rate is falling as more get treatment.
Botswana, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe all increased treatment coverage by more than 25 percentage points between 2010 and 2015.
Sixty percent of all people who receive anti-retroviral therapy live in east and southern Africa, which, along with west and central Europe and the Americas, is on target to meet the so-called 90-90-90 targets set by the United Nations, said the report.
The report said most progress has been made in eastern and southern Africa, the region that was hardest hit by the epidemic. The targets were set in 2014 to ensure that by 2020, 90% of those affected with HIV know their status, 90% of all HIV-diagnosed people receive antiretroviral therapy and 90% of those taking the therapy are virally suppressed. Experts warned, however, that much of the progress can be undone by growing resistance to HIV drugs.
New HIV infections have also steadily decreased in recent years, it said.
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The report released in Paris, where an AIDS meeting will be held this weekend, is a welcome news amid the global AIDS epidemic that has so far killed about 35 million over the past four decades.
"Between 2010 and 2016, the number of AIDS-related deaths in the region fell by 28 per cent".
In 2016 these figures were 70 percent, 77 percent and 82 percent, respectively.
This incredible progress is due to the global partnership and commitment of governments, civil society groups, health workers and local and worldwide organizations, along with support from major donors and organizations including the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), UNAIDS and WHO.
Of the total infected population, over two million were children younger than 15, said UNAIDS. UNAIDS has a conflict in setting the treatment goals, whether it's three ones, three zeroes, or ninety-ninety-ninety and then telling us whether they've been met or not.
Mathematical modelling shows that an additional 135,000 deaths and 105,000 new infections could happen in the next five years unless action is taken, with treatment costs increased by $650 million (560 million euros) over the same period, said the WHO.
It also noted that about three-quarters of pregnant women with HIV now have access to medicines to prevent them from passing it to their babies.