Just 30 years ago, HIV became a public health issue. Fortunately, in the past three decades, the improvements in HIV-related healthcare have increased exponentially.

Today, because of the development of antiretroviral treatments there are less HIV positive people dying from HIV-related complication. This means, more people are living with HIV than ever before, 1,100,0000 to be — a number that is both beautiful and cringe-worthy.

A combination of treatments have also lowered the chances of HIV infection passing to a newborn to less than 1% in the US.