Behind the recent HIV transmission stats

For Healthline, I spoke with Dr. Ronald G. Collman, director of the Penn Center for AIDS Research, Dr. Hyman Scott, MPH, the clinical research medical director at Bridge HIV and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF, and Dr. Kristin Englund, an infectious disease expert at Cleveland Clinic, about why the annual decline in new HIV transmission rates has leveled off.

What are some of the barriers to providing more people the prevention and treatment they need? Why are treatment as prevention efforts so key? What does the government's recent announcement that HIV will be "eradicated by 2030" mean? Read more here.

Illustration by Alexis Lira/Healthline.

Illustration by Alexis Lira/Healthline.