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As this report shows, the global HIV response was off track even before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, but the collision of COVID-19 and HIV has sent it back further. The Fast-Track Targets, which expire at the end 2020, will not be achieved. some 38 million people are living with HIV, with more than 12 million people waiting for life-saving HIV treatment. In 2019, 1.7 million people were newly infected with HIV and 690,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses. Investments in HIV and the lessons from how communities have responded to HIV have strengthened the fight against COVID-19. HIV activists and communities mobilized to defend the gains in the AIDS response, to protect people living with HIV and other vulnerable groups and to push the coronavirus back.