In 1995, I lost my uncle to AIDS. When we last spoke, he thought AIDS would be eliminated in my lifetime; I wasn’t so sure. But thanks to the ambitious Millennium Development Goals, tireless advocacy and pharmaceutical and health delivery work, he may have been right. The number of HIV cases has dropped by 35 percent since 2000, owing to education and rising awareness, and AIDS-related deaths are on the decline, thanks to advances in antiretroviral drugs. Putting an end to AIDS is now doable by 2030, so here’s to my uncle’s prediction.