Without scaled-up financing, more targeted programming and expanded political will, the beginning of the end of AIDS will remain a distant ambition. But with concerted action, the world can chart a course towards ending this pandemic.
On this World AIDS Day -- 30 years after the first cases of HIV were reported in the U.S. and with 34 million people currently infected worldwide -- there is finally a roadmap for ending the AIDS epidemic globally and achieving an AIDS-free generation.
By treating a person living with HIV, you reduce the risk of transmission to a heterosexual partner by 96 percent. That is as powerful as any HIV vaccine for which we could hope. Simply put, treatment is prevention.