Ending AIDS logo The HHS has a plan to end AIDS in the U.S. by 2030 DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer email@example.com This year marks the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day.
Worldwide, the AIDS epidemic has claimed somewhere between 32 and 51 million lives in the decades since 1981, but in the last few years, the U.S.
government has been getting serious about not just controlling but eradicating the HIV virus. New infections peaked in 1995, the year anti-retrovirals were first introduced.
Since then, new infections have declined by 59 percent. AIDS-related deaths peaked in 2004 and have been reduced by 69 percent since that year.