Latest update: 02/12/2011
Renewed hope in the fight against AIDS
It's now 30 years since the HIV/AIDS virus came to prominence. There's still no outright cure for the 33 million people living with the illness, but advances in treatment are giving cause for hope. Those who envisage an end to the pandemic emphasize the importance of education in combating social stigmas and making testing for the virus more commonplace. World AIDS Day brings people together across the globe to raise awareness of the pandemic.