The Importance Of Ending AIDS By 2030

Specialists warn that high rates of HIV along with rapid increase in population means that the next half-decade will be crucial for pulling back AIDS. Michel Sidibe, head of the UN agency UNAIDS feels that there is a small window of opportunity available in the next five years to fast track efforts to end the AIDS epidemic.

“If we don’t end it by 2030, the human and financial consequences will be catastrophic.”

Officials have urged for the disease to be given high priority in the UN’s post-2015 development goals, in a report compiled by UNAIDS and The Lancet medical journal, with the support of leading figures in the 34-year war on AIDS. There is some light of hope with the advent in 1996 of antiretroviral drugs that suppress the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Source Credits: Empire State Tribune

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