Progress Against AIDS Under Threat In Some Regions, UNAIDS Executive Director Says
Inter Press Service: Global AIDS Fight Running out of Steam, U.N. says
“The global fight against AIDS is floundering amid cash shortfalls and spikes in new HIV infections among marginalized groups in developing regions, Gunilla Carlsson, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), said Tuesday. Speaking with reporters in New York, Carlsson, head of U.N.-led efforts against the pandemic, warned that gains over recent years were under threat, particularly in parts of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. … Global funding for the fight against AIDS dropped off markedly in 2018 — by nearly one billion dollars…” (Reinl, 7/24).