UN Summit to Set Treatment Target for AIDS Sufferers
June 7, 2011
The UN High Level Meeting on AIDS convenes Wednesday in New York, but whether member-states can agree on HIV treatment targets is not certain. Negotiations over how many people should qualify for treatment and how nations will fund this continue, according to diplomats.
Though global HIV/AIDS funding had risen to $15.9 billion a year by 2009, support has declined in the worldwide economic downturn. Of the estimated 34 million people living with HIV/AIDS, 6 million are on treatment; more than 9 million are still not receiving ARVs; and the remainder do not know they are infected, UN data show.
Agence France Presse
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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