Reviews and Snapshots - Released in 2016
The world has pledged to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Such an extraordinary achievement will require extraordinary and urgent efforts. The response will need to be fully funded and investments will need to be front-loaded and will need to focus on the populations and locations in greatest need and where they will have the greatest impact.
The cost of inaction is staggering. Failure to Fast-Track would mean an additional 17.6 million HIV infections globally and an additional 10.8 million AIDS-related deaths globally between 2016 and 2030. The epidemic will rebound in several low- and middle-income countries, and by 2030 more people will acquire HIV and die from AIDS-related illness than in 2015.
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)