• Vol. 41 No. 12, 551–552
  • 15 December 2012

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Epidemic in Singapore—Where Are We Now, and Can We “Get to Zero”?


December 1, 2012 marked the global community’s 25th observance of World Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Day. The Joint United Nations Programme on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/ AIDS (UNAIDS)’s World AIDS Day Report 2012 cited historic gains and laudable achievements towards ending the global AIDS epidemic. HIV incidence fell by 50% in 25 low- and middle-income countries between 2001 and 2011—more than half of these were in sub-Saharan Africa where the majority of new HIV infections occur. In 14 countries, AIDS-related deaths declined by over 50% between 2005 and 2011.

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