December 1 is World AIDS Day.
However, as this infographic from Concern makes clear work still needs to be done to help the 7,000 people infected every day.
Of this figure, 97% live in under-nourished countries.
Some 1.6 million people were infected with the disease in Africa last year. However, this is 40% lower than in 2001.
And in Asia, cases have increased from 18,000 in 2001 to 41,000.
However, the United Nations says the "end of AIDS" in the Asia-Pacific is achievable within the next 15 years.
You can find out more about World AIDS Day here.
And for further reading, here is a Buzzfeed profile of Gao Yaojie, a gynecologist who exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state.
Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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