Today, on World AIDS Day, we are reminded that 33 million people in the world are infected with HIV and last year there were 1.8 million AIDS-related deaths. Yet, today we also reflect on the fact that AIDS-related deaths are steadily decreasing since its peak of 2.1 million in 2004. In the last ten years, the number of people newly infected with HIV has decreased 19 per cent due to expansion in treatment and greater availability of life-saving drugs. HIV prevention works and 5 million people in the world currently receive HIV treatment.
However, we must not become complacent. The Jubilee Project has posted a video on their website reminding us to step up the fight and sounding the call for more AIDS funding: