Global update on the health sector response to HIV, 2014
The massive expansion globally of HIV interventions has transformed both the HIV epidemic and the broader public health landscape, demonstrating that the right to health can be realized even in the most trying of circumstances.
Substantial – and in some respects, remarkable – progress has been made in the past 3–4 years, especially in areas in which clear service delivery targets have been set, such as HIV treatment, preventing the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and preventing and treating tuberculosis (TB) and HIV coinfection. Nevertheless, this report also highlights the current unevenness of the HIV response – across different countries, communities, populations and interventions – and the considerable opportunities that exist for extending and sustaining recent improvements with a view towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Lessons learned from HIV can also inform the broader effort to achieve universal health coverage, a key element of the post-2015 development agenda, affording to all people access to high-quality health services they need without subjecting them to financial hardship.