New AIDS Report Sets Zero New Infections Goal
April 4, 2011
(Correction: The April 1 Associated Press article "New AIDS Report Sets Zero New Infections Goal," summarized in CDC Prevention News Update on April 4, incorrectly stated that the UN has set a goal of zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS-related deaths by 2015. While these targets are part of its latest AIDS strategy, the UN did not establish a timeframe for meeting them.)
The UN's latest major AIDS initiative -- its third in the past decade -- sets an ambitious target of zero new HIV infections and AIDS deaths by 2015. In 2003, the UN called for expanding access to antiretroviral drugs to 3 million people with HIV in developing nations by 2005, with a follow-up goal of universal access by 2010.
However, to achieve the new zero transmissions goal, member states must make progress against the more than 7,000 new HIV infections globally each day, including 1,000 children. The UN reported data that support the aggressive new agenda.
04.01.2011; Nirmala George
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