World AIDS Day Focus On Stopping Stigma, Abuse Of People Living With HIV, Improving Access To Care, Treatment

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World AIDS Day, U.N. chief honored for work to end epidemic, fight against stigma
“Speaking at a special event commemorating World AIDS Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Wednesday] underscored the need to stop stigma and abuse against those living with the disease and to ensure that they receive the care, treatment, and protection they are entitled to…” (11/30).

VOA News: For This World AIDS Day, Hope is High
“…[A] lot has happened since the first World AIDS Day in 1988. Countries in which the topic was once taboo now offer testing and treatment. Mothers with HIV can have healthy babies and live to raise them. Drugs can keep the virus from spreading. More than 18 million people are on lifesaving antiretroviral drugs that keep HIV in check. And now, scientists are talking about vaccines and a cure…” (Pearson, 11/30).