Asia and the Pacific countries have made impressive progress in halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic in the last 15 years. New HIV infections have declined 31% between 2000 and 2014. There has been a rapid scale up of antiretroviral treatment, with 1.8 people living with HIV accessing treatment in 2014. This is about a third of everyone living with HIV. There were also 30% fewer AIDS-related deaths in 2014 than in 2005.
For the most up to date information on the HIV epidemic across Asia and the Pacific, visit www.aidsdatahub.org
Photo credit: UNAIDS/P.Virot (ARV meds in hand)