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2012 GLOBAL REPORT 60% more people have accessed lifesaving HIV treatment, with a corresponding drop in mortality. New infection rates have fallen by 50% or more in 25 countries – 13 of them in in sub-Saharan Africa. Half of all the reductions in HIV infections in the past two years have been among children; this has emboldened our conviction that achieving an AIDS-free generation is not only possible, but imminent. resources that are available and what is needed annually by 2015. Yet, it is much too early to congratulate ourselves. AIDS is not over. The data in this report – provided by a record 186 UN Member States, indicate that in many countries, people living with and affected by HIV still face stigma, discrimination and injustice. Women and girls are still at higher risk because of gender inequity and sexual violence. There is still a 30% gap between Our targets are in sight. There are around 1000 days until the deadline for achieving the 2015 AIDS targets. Every one of the next 1000 days will be a test of our commitment to bring an end to this epidemic. We count on all partners globally, regionally and in countries to unite in advancing the AIDS response and delivering breakthrough results for people. Michel Sidibé UNAIDS Executive Director Under Secretary-General of the United Nations 5

UNAIDS global report on the AIDS epidemic 2012

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