The Fight Against Aids: Our Progress, Infographic.
The Fight Against Aids
Since the discovery of AIDS in the 1980s, we’ve made tremendous strides in the prevention and treatment of this disease. The progress is incredible, but AIDS is still a crisis.
38 million people are living with HIV globally.
Nearly 26 million of them are living in sub-Saharan Africa.
Every week, more than 6,000 women contract HIV and every day, 400 babies are born with HIV.
Progress over time
In the year 2000, Antiretroviral treatment cost per year $10,000
What is an ARV?
Antiretroviral medication, known as ARVs, stops the HIV virus from growing, which helps someone living with HIV stay alive and healthy and also prevents the transmission of HIV to others. In 2000, less than 1 million people living with HIV worldwide had access to this treatment.
Between 2005 and 2018, new HIV infections have declined by one third
In 2005, 1.7 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses. Today, that number has more than halved to 770,000
In 2010, 95 million people throughout 119 countries were tested for HIV.
In 2014, 77% of pregnant HIV+ women received ARVs.
In 2019, the total number of people with access to life-saving ARVs rises to 23.3 million
Today the cost of ARVs has dropped to $73 per year. That’s only 20¢ per day
Today, 400 babies will be born with HIV. With (Bank of America)RED, we can get that number down to zero.
Bank of America is expanding its commitment to the AIDS fight by renewing its partnership with (RED) through 2025. With this commitment, Bank of America brings its total commitment to the Global Fund to more than $35 million