UNAIDS Corporate publications
MDG6: Six things you need to know about the AIDS response today
There is a lot to be hopeful for as we approach the milestone of reaching the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Much has been achieved—fewer people are dying of AIDS-related illnesses and the rate of new HIV infections has fallen by more than 17% since 2001. Recent breakthroughs in HIV prevention research – such as a woman initiated and controlled microbicide gel combined with the increasing scale up of male circumcision—hold promise for both women and men to protect themselves from HIV.