Health experts at the International AIDS Conference in Washington are discussing how best to stem the spread of the disease.
One country not winning that war is the Philippines, where seven new HIV infections are recorded each day, compared to just one a day, five years ago.
The social stigma notwithstanding, a lack of funds could make the problem worse.
Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from the capital, Manila.
Source: Al Jazeera