UNAIDS urges increased political leadership to end AIDS as progress slows and available funding drops by nearly US$ 1 billion  

UNAIDS new report shows how boosting community support can help to jumpstart progress  

GENEVA, 16 July 2019—The pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing down according to a new report released today by UNAIDS. UNAIDS’ Global AIDS Update, Communities at the Centre, shows a mixed picture with some countries making impressive gains while others are experiencing rises in new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths. 

“Political leadership is urgently needed to put AIDS back on the agenda, it is the only way ending AIDS can become a reality,” said Gunilla Carlsson, Executive Director a.i., UNAIDS. “This starts with investing adequately and smartly, and by looking at what’s driving countries’ epidemics and taking a human rights approach to reaching the people who are most affected by HIV.” 

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