Publications - Released in 2019
Gains continue to be made against the epidemic, but those gains are getting smaller year-on-year. There has been steady progress in the reduction of AIDS-related deaths, but efforts to reach the 2020 target for reductions in HIV infections are clearly off-track.
Gains in eastern and southern Africa are driving global progress. In much of the rest of the world, there are worrying setbacks in key countries and entire regions. More than half of new HIV infections in 2018 were among key populations and their sexual partners. An epidemic transition metric suggests that a diverse group of 19 countries are on the path to ending AIDS. Many more countries are not.
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)