AIDS can end.
This year the figures are a little lower again, but still unacceptably high. There were 2.3 million new HIV infections in 2012. And there were 1.6 million deaths due to AIDS-related causes. But there are 35.3 million people living with HIV. And there were 9.7 million people in low and middle-income countries with access to antiretroviral treatment at the end of 2012. However, that's out of 28.3 million people 'eligible' for treatment (i.e. in need of it). But I remember when it was considered an 'impossible' goal to get 3 million people in those countries on treatment. So progress is being made. Fewer people are being infected, fewer people are dying, more people are getting access to treatment, and more people are living with the disease. We need to do more. We need not to stop working when an end to this disease is in sight. We can do it. So let's end AIDS.
UPDATE 8th January 2014: Had miscopied a figure, so corrected "28.6 million people 'eligible' for treatment" to read "28.3 million."