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Launch of report "AIDS epidemic update 2005", November 2005

21 November 2005

The UNAIDS/WHO annual AIDS epidemic update for 2005 was released on Monday 21 November. This year's report features a special section on HIV prevention. UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot launched the report in Delhi, India with the Indian government and other special guests. ''We have a historic opportunity to reverse this epidemic globally. It will not be easy, but for the very first time this goal is within grasp," he said. "We have to intensify our efforts more than ever before. We have come so far that we cannot accept failure." Photo credit: UNAIDS/Ashok K.Vahie