Although so much effort has been invested in HIV prevention, the number of infected is still on the rise. It has been estimated that around 40 million people are infected with HIV today. World Health Organization reports that the number of people infected with HIV grew by nearly 5 million people last year, and another 3.1 million people died.

Regardless this rising numbers, benefits from preventing efforts are seen in certain areas in Africa. After 10 years of trying hard, some countries like Uganda, Thailand, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso show decline in the numbers of infections.

While there are positive effects in one part of Africa, other parts are still hit by the HIV infections. Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the worst affected, with 64% of new infections occurring in this region

Other parts of the world still show increase in HIV cases with doubling numbers over the last couple of years.