After 30 Years, War on AIDS at "Moment of Truth"
April 1, 2011
The global war on AIDS is facing a "moment of truth" and requires new strategies and slower growth in costs if anti-HIV efforts are to be sustainable, the UN said Thursday. The General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS, to be held June 8-10 at the UN's New York headquarters, will mark the 30th year since the first reports of the new disease that would become known as AIDS.
Ban cited "a wholly unsustainable" rise in costs, while resources have held steady at less than $16 billion annually since late 2007. To ensure that the 13 million people needing HIV treatment by 2015 can obtain it, the upward trajectory of costs must be curbed, Ban said.
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