Countries such as Australia took the initiative and established effective AIDS prevention policies in the mid-80 which, in general, there was a rapid decline in the number of new HIV infections.
But in most of the world, social, political or religious reasons, effective prevention or not applied at all or did the extent necessary to be noticed the difference.
Current prespectivas indicate that the annual number of new infections continues to decline worldwide. From the High Point that were 3.4 million new infections in 2001 to 2.3 million in 2012. Thus decreased as the number of people infected with HIV and treatment are more widespread and effective, we can say that AIDS recedes.
In 2005, some 2.3 million people died of AIDS, this number dropped to 1.6 million in 2012. Foulbrood These figures suggest we evolved from AIDS to HIV.
With treatment, people who previously would have died of AIDS are living reasonably well with HIV; the number of children born with HIV is declining drastically and millions of people who previously have been infected with HIV, they do not.
The world is now halfway between AIDS and future HIV cure, but none of the major progress achieved would have been possible without the sustained funding commitments by governments and NGOs, over years and decades.
We follow the right strategies, with adequate funding, we are closer to the end of HIV and AIDS than in any time in the last three decades.
Now is the time to keep fighting!