The fight is not over.
It may have fallen from the headlines, but this global epidemic,
the most devastating epidemic of our times, is still claiming lives.
And it’s bigger today than you think.
There are 36.7 million people are living with HIV today,
with 2.1 million new infections in 2015 alone.
And 54% of those people
are unable to access the treatment they need.
The crazy thing is, we know how to end this.
Unlike in 2003, the medicines now exist.
We just need the will and resources to do it.
Join us and commit to the end of AIDS.
No new infections. No barriers to treatment. No discrimination.
AIDS and Children
There are 1.8 million children living with HIV globally.
150,000 children were infected in 2015.
5 out of 10 children living with HIV are
still not receiving the treatment they need.
Without treatment, 50% of children with HIV
will die by their 2nd birthday.
25 million children have been orphaned by AIDS.
AIDS and Youth
There are 1.8 billion young people in the world today,
the largest number ever.
There are 5 million young people aged 15-24 currently
living with HIV.
HIV/AIDS is now the leading cause of death
amongst adolescents in Africa, and the second most
common cause of death worldwide, after traffic accidents.
AIDS and Women
AIDS is the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age.
Every minute, a young woman becomes inflected with HIV.
In sub-Saharan Africa, young women are 5
times more likely to have HIV than young men.
AIDS and Africa
70% of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa.
There were 1.37 million new HIV infections in the region in 2015.
There are 5,700 new HIV infections each day; of those, 66% are in sub-Saharan Africa.
AIDS and India
There are 2.1 million people living with HIV in India,
the 3rd highest number after South Africa and Nigeria.
38% of people living with HIV in India are women.
Stigma and discrimination present a significant barrier
to people accessing healthcare services.
What it will take.
There is no vaccine or cure for AIDS, not today anyhow.
And with so many people being denied access to treatment, we need to
step up our efforts to get this epidemic under control.
No new infections
There are currently 17 million people receiving HIV medication.
These medicines save lives and, if taken correctly, make people living
with the virus up to 96% less likely to pass it to others.
Testing is key. Treatment works. And treatment is prevention.
No barriers to treatment
HIV is intrinsically linked to issues of poverty, poor health and diet, gender
inequality, and lack of education. These are issues that prevent people from
getting the care they need. In joining the fight to end AIDS you are, in effect,
also fighting these wrongs in our world.
Stigma is the corrosive force that drives HIV and AIDS.
We cannot get vulnerable people into care when they are cast out,
isolated, and denied their basic human rights. But, with compassion
and understanding, we can eliminate discrimination.