The Canadian AIDS Society's motto this year is to remind everyone, that the fight against HIV/AIDS is not over... Even if there has been a steady decline in HIV infections among newsborns and overall fewer AIDS-related deaths were reported due to improved antiretroviral therapies... the AIDS clock is still ticking.
According to the UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic 2013, an estimated 35.3 million people around the world were living with HIV and 1.6 million people worldwide died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2012.
In Canada, an estimated 71,300 Canadians were living with HIV, and an estimated 3,175 new HIV infections occurred in 2011. (source: CATIE)