Feature story

MDG 6: Six things you need to know about the AIDS response today

17 September 2010

There is a lot to be hopeful for as the milestone of reaching the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 is approached. Much has been achieved—fewer people are dying of AIDS-related illnesses and the rate of new HIV infections has fallen by more than 17% since 2001.


This new report provides an overview of six key aspects of AIDS response today:


  1. New HIV infections are falling.
  2. More than 5 million people are on HIV treatment.
  3. HIV prevention works.
  4. Virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission is possible by 2015.
  5. Criminalization is challenging the AIDS response.
  6. Investing for AIDS is a shared responsibility.

Read the full report .