UNAIDS celebrates success in halting spread of HIV and sets goals for 2030

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 14 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3832
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington DC

The millennium development goal of halting and reversing the spread of HIV has been achieved, says a new report by UNAIDS unveiled at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.1

The goal was set in 2000, when new HIV infections were occurring at a rate of 3.1 million a year. Modelling suggested that, under the rates of prevention and treatment at the time, they would grow to six million a year by 2015.

But new infections fell to two million last year, …

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