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Opinion: End of AIDS Within Reach With Sustained, Increased Investment

October 2, 2013

"A decade ago, the notion of beginning to end the [AIDS] epidemic was a dream. Now it has the possibility of becoming a reality," Chris Collins, vice president and director of public policy for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC, write in the Huffington Post's "Big Push" blog. "But this can only happen with sustained and increased investment. Without this, the success to date will be lost and the price tag for the AIDS response will continue to climb," they state. "The most urgent task for donors, national governments and policy makers committed to an effective AIDS response is to focus human and financial resources on delivering high-impact, evidence-based HIV prevention and treatment at scale -- reaching coverage for maximum impact," they continue, adding, "The next stage of the fight against AIDS depends on doing the things that work now as well as possible, so that they reach everyone in need."

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Comment by: michael (los angeles) Tue., Oct. 8, 2013 at 6:36 am EDT
disgusting....dangling hope by proclaiming vague cures with no foundation just to collect more donation, most of which will go as salaries to these mofos.......most of these foundations are only obligated to use 6% of donations to the actual cause, and even that is arbitrary.....the rest goes to....well, you know.
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