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Find out about the degree of compliance of the countries with the MDG targets
6.A. Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
6.B.Achieve, by 2015, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
6.5 Proportion of population with advanced HIV infection with access to antiretroviral drugs
6.C.Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidense of malaria and other major diseases

MDG 6

Goal 6 refers to the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases which can be halted or reduced through actions for effective detection and control. Targets 6.A and 6.B aim at halting spread and treatment of HIV/ADIS while Target 6.C considers reduction of malaria and other major diseases. All three Targets include 10 indicators to measure progress made by countries by 2015.

The Millennium Development Goal on HIV is inextricably linked to the other Goals: halting and reversing HIV/AIDS depends heavily on the achievement of the other Goals, including those relating to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, access to education, gender equality and maternal health, and, in particular, universal access to sexual and reproductive health. Socio-economic and gender inequalities, violence, gaps in the exercise of human rights, lack of social and legal protection, low levels of schooling and unequal access to health services create situations of vulnerability that promote or exacerbate risky behaviours, which, in turn, increase the likelihood of HIV infection. This Goal requires special attention for this reason and because the response to HIV has the capacity to help countries make comprehensive progress towards achieving the other Millennium Development Goals.

The movement towards universal access has been guided by ambitious targets set in most countries seeking key outcomes and has led to a global commitment to increase access to effective HIV interventions. Interactions between partners, including Governments, civil society, associations of persons living with HIV, the academic sector and international cooperation, have been strengthened in this process and have led to a multisectoral approach in the HIV response, going beyond the scope of the health sector. The year 2010 and the movement towards universal access offer a mid-point to reflect on and analyze the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain outstanding in relation to the sixth Millennium Development Goal for 2015

Relevant publications
WHO, 2012
Global Tuberculosis report 2012 Global Tuberculosis report 2012
UNAIDS, 2012
Together we will end AIDS Together we will end AIDS
UNAIDS, 2011
AIDS at 30: Nations at the crossroads AIDS at 30: Nations at the crossroads
WHO, 2011
Towards universal access to diagnosis and treatment of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis by 2015 Towards universal access to diagnosis and treatment of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis by 2015
WHO, 2010
World Malaria Report 2010 World Malaria Report 2010
UNAIDS, 2010
Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2010 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2010

On the bases of: United Nations (2010). Achieving the Millennium Development Goals with equality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Progress and challenges.