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Global HIV Epidemic Risks Resurgence Due To ‘Dangerous Complacency,’ Experts Warn In IAS-Lancet Commission Report

BBC News: ‘Dangerous complacency’ to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence
“Experts said a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness. As things stand, the world is no longer on course to end the pandemic by 2030 — a target agreed by U.N. member states, say experts in The Lancet. They call for urgent changes in how the disease is treated and controlled…” (Therrien, 7/20).

Devex: The ‘end of AIDS’ is not even nearly in sight, experts warn
“…[T]he International AIDS Society-Lancet Commission … worked with more than 40 experts to make recommendations on how HIV and global health efforts can be better integrated to improve outcomes in both. The report warns of a possible resurgence of the epidemic and highlights the risks for adolescents and young people, especially girls, in sub-Saharan Africa for whom AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death. The continent’s looming demographic bulge will exacerbate the issue unless action is taken, it adds…” (Edwards, 7/20).

NPR: Report Warns Of ‘Dangerous Complacency’ In The Fight Against HIV
“…The report finds that efforts to prevent the spread of HIV have stalled, in part, because international funding for AIDS has begun to decline. What’s more, a key finding of the report is that ‘the HIV pandemic is not on track to end, and the prevailing discourse on ending AIDS has bred a dangerous complacency and may have hastened the weakening of global resolve to combat HIV’…” (Brink, 7/19).

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