Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day and there's new hope for a treatment.
Treatment right now consists of a daily drug cocktail to treat the virus, but researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a way to replace some of those pills with an injection six times a year.
"Taking this to the next level and reducing the treatment days from 365 to six treatment days a year is a real paradigm shift and a new breakthrough," said Dr. Chloe Orkin with Queen Mary University of London.
Nearly 40 million people around the globe live with HIV. Just last year, 680,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses.