It’s been 34 years since the first AIDS cases were diagnosed—epidemiologically speaking, that’s the blink of an eye. And yet it can still feel like we’re making little headway against HIV.
But we’re making great strides—in record time. We count eight signs that we’re moving closer to an HIV-free world.
People with HIV are living longer, healthier lives.
Studies have shown that a gay 20-year-old man who is HIV positive can expect to live to 77, the same for a 20-year American man who is HIV-negative.
Of course, that outcome is not guaranteed—especially if you’re from a different race or socioeconomic background.