December 1 is World AIDS Day.
Speaking to Britain’s Independent on Sunday UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé said:
We are winning against this epidemic, we are seeing a decline in new infections, an increase in people treated… we have broken the conspiracy of silence.
Sidibe told the Independent on Sunday that while there’s less stigma around the disease:
We have not been able to change completely the perception of people against the most-at-risk populations. The stigma, discrimination and criminalisation of those people – sex workers, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men – all those groups are mainly at risk of continuing to be completely forgotten.