Significant progress has been made on the HIV and AIDS fronts, but they are illnesses that cannot be forgotten.
A life-saving medicine to treat HIV will now be made more widely available to millions of people in developing countries.
Discrimination in health care settings is forcing people with HIV and AIDS to “go underground,” causing them to miss out on the essential medical services they need.
Ending AIDS means controlling the spread of spread of HIV and lessening the impact on people’s lives, says the UN agency fighting the epidemic, UNAIDS.
Although the number of people receiving treatment for HIV has doubled over the past five years, the UN is pushing to make sure even more people can access these life-saving services.