December 1st is celebrated as World AIDS Day each year.
This year the theme is “Getting to zero: End AIDS by 2030”.
New infections have fallen by 35% since 2000 and AIDS-related deaths by 24%.
Some 16 million people are now receiving antiretroviral treatment – more than 11 million of them in Africa.
It is believed that the Sustainable Development Goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030 can be achieved by redoubling our fight against the disease.
On World AIDS Day 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) will launch new recommendations aimed at achieving that Goal:
- the use of innovative HIV testing methods;
- customizing treatment approaches to meet the full diversity of people’s needs; and
- offering a wider spectrum of prevention options.
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