6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Where we are?

This goal has been met to a great extent, especially with regard to HIV/AIDS incidence. Number of infections and number of deaths decreased since 2000. The same stands for tuberculosis: the incidence has decreased, while the treatment of new cases has tendency to reach desired 95%. The increase in life expectancy is also important and brings Serbia closer to European average. The issue with young people trying psychoactive substances is serious and demands wide and well coordinated action of awareness raising and prevention.

Targets for MDG6
  1. Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
    • HIV prevalence among population aged 15-24 years
    • Condom use at last high-risk sex
    • Proportion of population aged 15-24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS
    • Ratio of school attendance of orphans to school attendance of non-orphans aged 10-14 years
  2. Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
    • Proportion of population with advanced HIV infection with access to antiretroviral drugs