Infographic: The Successes and Failures of the Fight Against AIDS


Today is World AIDS Day. In honor of the annual event — and the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the HIV virus — our friends over at GOOD have put together an in-depth look at our decades-long battle with the disease. The good news? Public awareness and rates of treatment have increased, while both AIDS related-deaths and discrimination against people with HIV are currently on the decline. The bad: We’ve still got a long way to go before we win this fight. Visit their website to view a larger version of the infographic, and if you’re in New York, consider checking out tonight’s free screening of Untitled — a collaborative project between artist Jim Hodges and filmmakers Encke King and Carlos Marques da Cruz that looks at the early years of the epidemic — at the IFC Center. (Find information on additional free screenings happening nationwide here.)