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The Shadow Behind The HIV And AIDS Epidemic

End AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. This ambitious goal, set by UNAIDS and endorsed by 193 countries earlier this year as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, would have been unimaginable a decade ago. In 2004 alone, 1.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa died of AIDS and HIV-related causes (World Health Organization). Since then, the number of HIV-related deaths has been nearly halved: in 2014 HIV-related deaths had dropped to an estimated 790,000.
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