On World AIDS Day, yesterday, the UN reported that between 2001 and 2012 there was a 33% reduction in new HIV infections worldwide.
The following graphs, from the UNAIDS 2013 Global Report, illustrate this decline, as well as the decrease in the number of HIV/AIDS-related deaths since the mid 2000s.
The Global Report also tracks the increasing use of antiretroviral therapy, which not only limits the progression of the HIV disease in individuals but also reduces the risk of HIV transmission and the spread of tuberculosis. According to UNAIDS, between 1996 and 2012 antiretroviral therapy prevented 6.6 million AIDS-related deaths worldwide. The following graph indicates the percentage of eligible people who were receiving antiretroviral therapy in 2012 — the figure is around 60% for all low- and middle-income countries.