HIV and AIDS in 2030: A Choice Between Two Futures
HIV and AIDS in 2030: A Choice Between Two Futures

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HIV and AIDS in 2030: A Choice Between Two Futures

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic has largely faded from public consciousness. It was a major topic during the early years of this century, with more than 2.5 million new HIV infections and and more than 1.5 million AIDS-related deaths each year. Concern about the epidemic led to a remarkable humanitarian initiative that has made amazing progress against the epidemic. Unfortunately, the fight is not over, and there is a real risk of resurgence during the 2020s. It is still possible to end the epidemic by 2030, but it will take a conscious choice and concerted effort. Public awareness is vital to ensuring that we make the right choice and that we persevere through the next decade.

One easy way to raise awareness is simply to talk in groups about the epidemic and the realities of where we are in the fight to win the war against AIDS. Use the video to start the discussion and these downloadable materials to keep it going.

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A FEW QUESTIONS

What does the phrase “AIDS Epidemic” mean to you?

At a 2016 AIDS conference, Charlize Theron said, “We value some lives more than other.” Is she right?

Why are marginalized and vulnerable populations at higher risk of HIV infection?

Why is stigma such an important factor in the AIDS epidemic?

Has religion helped or hurt the global response to HIV and AIDS?

What is the best way to prevent a rapid increase of new HIV infections among young people?

In the United States, the “hot spot” for HIV and AIDS is in the rural south. Why?

If you were a policy maker on a panel in 2030, and someone asked you how it felt to lose the war against AIDS, how would you respond?

If you look ahead to 2030, do you think we will win or lose the war against AIDS? Why?