Nations Must Step Up Efforts To Treat, Prevent HIV Amid COVID-19 Pandemic To Fend Off Increases In Cases, Deaths, UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report Says

U.N. News: Global HIV toll likely to be far higher owing to COVID-19, warns UNAIDS
“Countries should adopt ambitious new targets to tackle HIV/AIDS to avoid hundreds of thousands of additional infections and deaths linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N. said on Thursday. In its appeal, the specialized U.N. agency UNAIDS warned that the pandemic has pushed the world’s AIDS response even further off track, and that 2020 targets are being missed. It urged countries to learn from the lessons of underinvesting in healthcare and to step up global action to end AIDS and other global health emergencies…” (11/26).

Additional coverage of the UNAIDS World AIDS Day report and a UNICEF report on children and HIV is available from The Guardian, U.N. News, and VOA News.

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