By 2000, AIDS had wiped out decades of development gains.Today, many nations have taken great steps in getting, ahead of the epidemic. South Africa, for example, has reduced the number of new HIV infections from 600,000 in 2000 to 340,000 in 2014. But stigma and discrimination continue to stop people accessing health care, including HIV prevention and treatment services that reduce new infections and save lives.
Our goal: End AIDS by 2030… but how do we do it?
- Restore dignity, health and hope to the people left behind in the AIDS response.
- Build robust and resilient societies ready to face future health crises.
- Serve as a beacon for what can be achieved through international solidarity and political will.
- 90% of people living with HIV to know their status.
- 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status to access antiretroviral treatment.
- 90% of people on treatment to have suppressed viral loads.
What else do we need?
- Stronger Investment
- Bold Leadership
- Increase in International Resources
Brave decisions and new ambitious commitments need to be made – based on human rights and leaving no one behind – if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. AIDS is not over yet, but it can be.
2015 2.1 Million Newly-infected with HIC 1.1 Million Dying from AIDS-related illnesses
2020 50K Newly-infected and dying from AIDS
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A detailed overview of the UNAIDS Situation Room project is available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4272391397830784259