Ending AIDS in Malaysia: Myth or Reality?

Publications - Released in 2015

The development of AIDS Epidemic Model for Ending AIDS in Malaysia marks another important milestone in the country’s unswerving commitment in shaping effective and sustainable response to the epidemic. To date, the country has notched many successes through its determined leadership aimed at reversing and halting the epidemic. New HIV infection rate has declined by half, falling from 22 per 100,000 populations in 2000 to 11 per 100,000 populations in 2009. The number of new infections have been stable in the past five years though it edged up in 2010.

Our almost three-decade long response to the HIV epidemic without signs of complacency has enabled us to achieve the MDG 6 target of reducing by half the proportion of new HIV infections. We need to build on these successes and maintain the momentum. The challenge is to sustain the achievement and embark on the fast track strategy to close the book on AIDS epidemic by 2030 or earlier, the first effort of its kind in the country. To achieve this goal, a powerful yet realistic tool such as the AIDS Epidemic Model (AEM) is pivotal.



  • Ministry of Health - Malaysia