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Economic woes put HIV-AIDS advances at risk

In self esteem on 20. July 2010 at 05:14

The global economic downturn is affecting how much governments around the world are giving to fight the the spread and early treatment of HIV-AIDS and will be a key concern at the 18th International AIDS Conference this week in Vienna.

The conference  brings together the HIV-AIDS research and advocacy communities every two years to draw attention to the disease, which makes headlines less often than 10 or 20 years ago but today affects more than 33 million people worldwide.

Concerns about donor nations maintaining current funding levels – or more likely reducing their donations  –were voiced before the meeting began Sunday.

Doctors Without Borders told reporters Thursday that a reduction of funding will undo a lot of progress.  The organization released a report called “The Ten Consequences of AIDS Treatment Delayed, Deferred, or Denied.”

via Economic woes put HIV-AIDS advances at risk – Paging Dr. Gupta – CNN.com Blogs.

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