Progress Toward Ending AIDS Epidemic Slowing, More Political Will Needed, UNAIDS Report Says

Health Policy Watch: New HIV Infections Declining, But So Is Funding To Combat The Disease
“A new UNAIDS report found that while new HIV infections have declined globally since 2010, the rate of progress has slowed, with some regions showing increases in new infections. Available resources for HIV have also dropped by US$ 1 billion in 2018, marking the first time global HIV funding declined since 2000…” (Branigan, 7/16).

VOA News: Progress Toward Ending HIV/AIDS Epidemic Is Receding
“…The joint U.N. program on HIV/AIDS, known as UNAIDS, warns the pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections is slowing because nations lack the political will needed to end this scourge. … UNAIDS Acting Executive Director Gunilla Carlsson says the report for the first time shows key populations and their sexual partners account for more than half of all new HIV infections. … She tells VOA these key populations suffer from stigma and discrimination. Consequently, she says they are not being reached at the scale needed to stop transmission of HIV…” (Schlein, 7/20).