Speech by Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS to the Holy See Conference on “Access to early testing and treatment for children living with HIV or HIV/TB and to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV”
My friends, who could fail to care about the human consequences of HIV? The most recent data published with our Cosponsors makes for somber reading. Despite tremendous progress with treatment access, we are not there yet. For every person newly on treatment, three more people are newly infected with HIV.The Church’s uncompromising position on the need for social justice—to do what is right— and on the inherent dignity of individuals, inspires us to champion for universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support as a moral imperative.
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