According to UNAIDS* in 2014, 36.9 million people were living with HIV. The number of people continues to increase, in large part because more people globally are accessing antiretroviral therapy and as a result are living longer, healthier lives. As of June 2015, 15.8 million people were accessing treatment. At the same time, even though new HIV infections have declined, there is still an unacceptably high number of new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths occurring each year.
In 2014, around 2 million people were newly infected with HIV and 1.2 million
people died of AIDS-related illnesses.
New HIV infections have fallen by 35% since 2000 (by 58% among children)
and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42% since the peak in 2004.
The Sustainable Development Goal 3 aim by 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
The University has a number of projects exploring HIV eradication and remission.
HIV-AIDS Post Graduate research
New Targets to fight HIV Infection
Source *UNAIDS AIDS by Numbers 2015