The BBC reported today that a top US advisor for the disease proclaimed that the world is losing the fight against Aids.
"For every one person that you put in therapy, six new people get infected. So we're losing that game, the numbers game," Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
According to the BBC, more than 60% of all people with HIV live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite falls in adult HIV prevalence apparently under way in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe, there is little evidence of declining epidemics in this region as a whole. In fact, prevalence levels remain "exceptionally" high and might not yet have reached their peak in several countries.
There is also particular concern at the way the virus affects women in this region, who are disproportionately affected by HIV while remaining poorly informed.