International Support, Political Will Can Help Belarus Work Toward Ending AIDS Epidemic
Huffington Post: Postcard From Belarus
Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
“…Belarus has succeeded in maintaining an overall low prevalence (0.4 percent) and incidence rates of HIV, about a third lower than its immediate neighbors. … Belarus has made spectacular progress in fighting TB. It is containing HIV but could — no doubt — significantly enhance its efforts, reach internationally set targets and seriously consider ending the epidemic. This will require support and encouragement from the international community and a commitment at the highest level of government to address the structural, social, and policy issues that contribute to compound risks and increase vulnerability to HIV in the country” (6/29).
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