Getting to Zero: What Stands in the Way?

Getting to Zero: What Stands in the Way?

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For the second year in a row, the theme for World AIDS Day is "Getting to Zero" -- a daunting call to action that HIV/AIDS leaders have taken on as a goal to tackle within a decade. For World AIDS Day 2011, we asked people living with HIV/AIDS and advocates to share what steps they thought were needed to reach zero new HIV cases, zero deaths and zero HIV-related discrimination. This year we're turning the tables: After several decades of awareness, education and research, what factors keep this reality out of the world's grasp?

For the second year in a row, the theme for World AIDS Day is "Getting to Zero" -- a daunting call to action that HIV/AIDS leaders have taken on as a goal to tackle within a decade. For World AIDS Day 2011, we asked people living with HIV/AIDS and advocates to share what steps they thought were needed to reach zero new HIV cases, zero deaths and zero HIV-related discrimination. This year we're turning the tables: After several decades of awareness, education and research, what factors keep this reality out of the world's grasp?