Are we on track to end AIDS by 2030?

United Nations General Assembly President Csaba Korosi revealed that the goal of ending AIDS by 2030 is “deviating”.

We must address the challenges that have made HIV/AIDS a global health crisis for more than 40 years.

End AIDS by 2030

Mr Korosi said the General Assembly’s 2021 AIDS Political Declaration sets out global commitments and goals for 2025 that are ambitious but achievable for governments and communities, and calls for all Member States and stakeholders renew their political and financial commitments to ending AIDS.

‘If the international community acted, 3.6 million new HIV infections and 1.7 million AIDS-related deaths would be averted this decade,’ he said.

“We must ensure universal access to evidence-based services, such as testing and treatment, and global cooperation on new technologies,” he said.

International solidarity in the form of sustainable funding is also needed. “If efforts are made to balance, the world will get back on track so that no one is left behind,” he said. “The AIDS crisis is ripe for science-based, united and sustainable solutions. I invite everyone to join the call and take action.”

Source: IANS

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