Being HIV positive means facing discrimination for many. DW's Brent Goff speaks with Simon Lang, a researcher who has been working on HIV prevention in China and Taiwan, and Holger Wicht, who works for the German Aids Service Organization.
A world AIDS conference has opened in Amsterdam to discuss educating and treating those populations most at risk from the condition. Experts have warned that new HIV infections have surged in some parts of the world.
From 2010 to 2016, HIV infections in the Philippines increased by 140 percent — the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the region. DW talks to Louie Ocampo of the UNAIDS about the HIV problem in the Southeast Asian country.
Released on the eve of World AIDS Day in Germany, the film "120 Beats Per Minute" is an award-winning homage to the young AIDS advocacy activists who helped raise awareness about the disease in early 1990s France.
By 2030 the AIDS epidemic should be overcome – that's the goal of the United Nations. Already today 15 million patients have access to anti-retroviral drugs, which is something to celebrate on this World AIDS Day.
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