New Report on HIV


Ahead of World AIDS Day (1 December), UNAIDS is launching a new report, Get on the Fast-Track: the life-cycle approach to HIV. In the report, UNAIDS announces that 18.2 million people are now on antiretroviral therapy, but also warns that 15–24 years of age is a highly dangerous time for young women.

The report uses innovations in data collection to understand how HIV risks and challenges change as people go through life and how they are particularly vulnerable to HIV at precise moments in their lives. It focuses on taking a life cycle approach—to find solutions for everyone at every stage of life.

The report is being launched today (Monday, 21 November) at an event in Windhoek, Namibia, with Hage Geingob, President of Namibia, and Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS.

The report in English and supporting materials in English, French, Spanish and Russian are available at

For direct access to the report go to