WHO, UNAIDS Meeting Discusses 3 by 5 Initiative, Fixed-Dose Combination Antiretroviral Drugs
July 12, 2004
The world is "moving much too slowly" to provide antiretroviral drug therapy to HIV-positive people in the developing world, Kathleen Cravero, deputy director of UNAIDS, said on Sunday during a satellite meeting jointly sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS on the sidelines of the XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Cravero, who spoke on behalf of UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot, said that WHO's 3 by 5 Initiative -- which aims to treat three million people by 2005 -- is achievable. Jim Kim, WHO director of HIV/AIDS, acknowledged that the organization until recently had not been involved as much as it should have been in the fight against the epidemic, and he added that the agency had put itself "under the gun" by launching the 3 by 5 Initiative. However, Kim said that without treatment, some countries "could be facing social collapse" within a few generations and increased attention to treatment could increase funding for both treatment and prevention programs. Kim concluded that WHO would "kill ourselves" to do everything to make the initiative a success.
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