Travel restrictions for people living with HIV are being lifted by many countries, as stigma gives way -- still too slowly -- to compassion and recognition of human rights.
With commitment and solidarity, this movement is helping the world turn the corner on the AIDS epidemic. We have finally reached the first part of Millennium Development Goal 6 -- by halting and beginning to reverse the spread of HIV.
We must continue to chart a new and bold path ahead. Our common goal is clear: universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
We must also work to make the AIDS response sustainable. Three decades into this crisis, let us set our sights on achieving the “three zeros” -- zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
On this World AIDS Day, let us pledge to work together to realize this vision for all of the world’s people.