December 2, 2013
By Claire Wilmot & Carli Melo
"Getting to Zero" -- zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths--is this year's World AIDS Day theme in support of the UNAIDS strategy for 2011-2015. Yet, today, the road to "zero" for many young people living in developing countries remains obstructed. Many people are not yet able to conceive of a world with zero new infections, discrimination, and AIDS-related deaths because of the systemic issues of poverty that find expression in HIV.