In July, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched “Together We Will End AIDS” this year’s annual report on the state of AIDS worldwide.
Important in its findings are the shifts in sources and stagnation in investment:
- Domestic investments exceed international investments—total reaching US$ 8.6 billion
- 40 countries fund more than 70% of their National AIDS response from domestic sources
- 81 countries increased domestic spending by more than 50% between 2006 and 2011
- BRICS countries take responsibility for their AIDS epidemics—fund more than 75% from domestic sources
- International funding remains flat since 2008
- A gap of US$ 7 billion still remains to be filled to reach the global target of US$ 24 billion by 2015
Other key figures and statistics from the report do show progress in numbers and some concerns:
- In 2011, more than 8 million people had access to antiretroviral therapy.
- An increase of 20% in just one year from 2010 to 2011.
- In 2011, 2.5 million [2.2 million–2.8 million] people were newly infected with HIV.
- A reduction of 20% since 2001.
- Around 330 000 [280 000–380 000] children were newly infected with HIV in 2011.
- A reduction of 24% in just two years––from 2009-2011.
- Some 1.7 million people [1.6 million–1.9 million] died from AIDS-related causes in 2011.
- A decline of 24% since the peak in 2005.
- There were 34.2 million [31.8 million–35.9 million] people living with HIV in 2011.
- More than ever before due to the life prolonging effects of antiretroviral therapy.
- TB remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV.
- Young people aged between 15-24 years account for 40% of all new adult (15+) HIV infections.
- Globally, infection rates in young women 15–24 years old are twice as high as among men of the same age.
- Global investments for HIV totalled about US$ 16.8 billion in 2011.
- 46 countries, territories and areas restrict people living with HIV from entering or staying.
Find the full report and accompanying graphs, fact sheets and videos on the UNAIDS website.