The Join United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recently released a report suggesting that the AIDS epidemic would be fully eradicated by the year 2030. According to Medical News Today, this new report shows, among other things, that between 2000 and 2014:
- new HIV infections dropped from 3.1 million to 2 million, a reduction of 35 percent
- 15 million people now have access to antiretroviral therapy
- 83 countries that account for 83 percent of all people living with HIV/AIDS have now halted and reversed the epidemics
- the price of medicines for HIV has decreased by 99 percent, to around $100 per person per year for first-line formulations.
While there is still much work to be done, UNAIDS is overwhelmingly optimistic about our chances of eradicating the threat of AIDS entirely. You can read more here.