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