2014 One Aids Report Outlines Top Recommendations

Published: December 4, 2014

edge Boston
Winnie McCroy
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For the first time in more than 30 years, the world has reached "the beginning of the end of AIDS." This finding, from the 2014 ONE AIDS Report, means more people were added to life-saving AIDS treatment over the past year than the number of people who became newly infected with HIV.

But the report — released to mark World AIDS Day — warns that this global milestone does not mean that the end of AIDS is around the corner.

"Despite the good news, we should not take a victory lap yet," said Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s Director of Global Health Policy and author of the report. "We’ve passed the tipping point in the AIDS fight at the global level, but not all countries are there yet, and the gains made can easily stall or unravel."

Second, the disease is increasingly concentrated among those who are harder to reach. Compared with the rest of the adult population, HIV prevalence is dramatically higher among people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, sex workers, and adolescent girls — groups who are often stigmatized and have trouble accessing treatment and prevention services.

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