In the last two weeks we asked you to join our World AIDS Day Campaign to show you care about getting to zero by 2030 new HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS-related deaths and asking governments and institutions to keep the promise they made during the last September Sustainable Development Summit.
Dozens of people from all around the world responded to our call and this is the result.
As you can see from our infographic, progresses have been made in last decade. But there are still challanges the world will face to end AIDS epidemic: of the 36.9 million people living with HIV globally 17.1 million do not know they have the virus and need to be reached with HIV testing services, and around 22 million do not have access to HIV treatment, including 1.8 million children. At current levels, there will be a gap of US$ 9 billion globally between the resources available today and the resources needed to reach the UNAIDS 2020 Targets. After 2020, resource needs will start to decline.
If we want to achieve this goal, it’s time to act now! To end AIDS by 2030 will require accelerated investment, commitment & innovation. A “Fast Track“ is needed: rapid progress must be made by 2020.
We have a fragile window of opportunity: just five short years to break the AIDS epidemic. Let’s take it!