Beyond the Magic Bullet: What Will It Take to End the AIDS Epidemic?

June 11, 2021

The U.S. commemorated the 40th anniversary of the country’s first known case of AIDS on June 5th.  To date, it has taken the lives of 32.7 million children and adults, and currently more than 38 million persons are living with HIV globally. 

While scientific developments have made a tremendous difference in the lives of people living with HIV and those at risk for HIV, there is a long way to go before the world realizes the goal of a world without AIDS. 

In the commentary — "Beyond the Magic Bullet: What Will It Take to End the AIDS Epidemic?" — published by the American Journal of Public Health, ICAP’s founder and global director, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA,  reflects on four decades of the global response to this epidemic. She provides a critical blueprint for the way forward for the prevention of HIV infection and considers the steps needed to get us closer to the day when HIV is history. 

Read Dr. El-Sadr’s Commentary on the AJPH Website