Need help understanding the expansive eport? UNAIDS has developed some useful e-tutorials about navigating the data.
And for your viewing pleasure, a video moment:
Searching for Quotable Context? UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe issued this statement about World AIDS Day.
No one is immune from HIV. Not you, not me—irrespective of whether you are rich or poor. But we can protect ourselves and our loved ones. And we can show compassion for all people living with HIV.
And here's another World AIDS Day message (or poem, as the case may be) from Dr. Sidibe:
On this World AIDS Day we can be proud.
Globally we have reduced the number of new HIV infections and deaths by nearly 20%.
This means less people are becoming infected with HIV and less people are dying from AIDS.
56 countries have either stabilized or significantly reduced the rate of new HIV infections.
For the first time, we have broken the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic and reached the first part of the Millennium Development Goal for HIV.
We have achieved this amazing milestone because families, communities, governments—and UNAIDS have united the world in an unprecedented movement.
We are prevailing…with political commitment, leadership from all sectors including leaders of faith…with science, with evidence, with human rights, and passion.
On this World AIDS Day we can remember.
Our successes have not come without sacrifice. Today we mourn friends and family—some 30 million people who have lost their lives to AIDS.
An estimated 10 million people are waiting for treatment.
We must remember that punitive laws and stigma still hurt too many people around the world.
On this World AIDS Day we can commit.
Our hard-won gains are fragile—so our commitment to the AIDS response must remain strong.
AIDS is a proven investment and must be a shared responsibility today and tomorrow.
On this World AIDS Day we can be hopeful.
With your commitment and that of UNAIDS and the UN family, we are changing the course of the AIDS epidemic.
I have called for the virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission by 2015.
Nothing gives me more hope than knowing that an AIDS free generation is possible in our lifetime.
So on this World AIDS Day, take action today—together we can reach Zero new infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths!
In advance of World AIDS Day (December 1), the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise offers this brief guide on the state of HIV vaccine research to provide unique context for milestones and issues that will be center stage in the months ahead.
The guide answers some of the most basic questions - i.e. Why an HIV Vaccine? It also offers details about the nuts and bolts of current HIV vaccine research - Preclinical Advances: Why They are Important ...What Trials are Happening and Where?
Need to brush up on your HIV/AIDS history?
Here is a useful INTERACTIVE timeline to explore:
FACTOID: On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported five cases of a rare form of pnemonia, all among gay men in Los Angeles. This was the first official medical description of what would later be called AIDS.
Of course, there's no better resource than our colleagues around the world. J2J Fellows have produced an expansive body of work about HIV/AIDS and related global health issues. This year, two NPF trainings have sparked some very impressive reporting.
Be sure to post your WORLD AIDS DAY stories in the comment thread. Stay tuned for a wrap up of J2J World AIDS Day links.