U2 frontman Bono on World AIDS Day said that the end in the battle against HIV was visible.

Bono, a longtime AIDS activist, appeared on ABC's This Week to discuss the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day.

“World AIDS Day 2013 and the end truly is in sight,” host George Stephanopoulos said.

“Yes,” an excited Bono replied, “it really is. There's jeopardy but it really is. There does seem to be the political will. The American people have said this fight against HIV/AIDS, this tiny little virus that's wreaked so much havoc in so many people's lives – 34 million dead – they've got it in their sights, they want to see it done. And that is so inspiring to me.”

“[HIV drugs] used to cost a fortune, you know, ten grand a year. It's down to 40 cents a day for one pill. We forget how dramatic it was here in the United States and in Europe.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: On World AIDS Day, Obama says AIDS-free generation is within reach.)