PEPFAR Welcomes Return Of International AIDS Conference To African Continent; Pledges Continued Efforts To End Epidemic

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“The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in a statement on Monday said it was happy that the 21st International AIDS Conference had returned to Africa after 16 years and it remained committed to ending AIDS by 2030. U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Deborah Birx said the conference’s return to the African continent was significant as it coincided with the 35th anniversary of the ‘first reported cases of AIDS, a moment that would change the lives of millions of people around the globe’…” (Ngwenya, 7/18).