Yesterday, the WHO announced that there has been significant global progress in preventing and treating HIV. The new Report on the global HIV/AIDS response, released yesterday, shows inspiring progress with a 15% reduction of new infections and a 22% decline in deaths. This progress highlights the importance of long-term investment in HIV/AIDS. There is now a very real possibility of getting ahead of the epidemic. However, gains made to date are being threatened by a decline in resources for AIDS.