World AIDS Day 2015: Getting to zero
30 November 2015 -- On this year's World AIDS Day, 1 December, WHO emphasizes that expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV is key to ending the AIDS epidemic within a generation. “The Millennium Development Goal of reversing the HIV epidemic was reached ahead of the 2015 deadline - an incredible achievement that testifies to the power of national action and international solidarity," declared WHO Director-General Margaret Chan.
27 November 2015 -- The world has come a long way since 2000, achieving the global target of halting and reversing the spread of HIV. But now it’s time to act even more boldly, to take innovative steps so the world can meet the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending the epidemic by 2030. This September, world leaders agreed ambitious interim targets to fast track efforts to end AIDS.
37 millionThere were approximately 37 million people living with HIV at the end of 2014.For more: Fact sheet on HIV/AIDS
7 out of 10A little over 7 out of 10 pregnant women living with HIV received antiretroviral treatment.For more: 10 facts on HIV/AIDS
1.2 millionAt the end of 2014, 1.2 million people died of AIDS-related causes.For more: Questions and answers
- Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection