Roundtable Participants Address Need For Action Against HIV/AIDS

A UNAIDS feature story reports on a roundtable discussion held at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research (CAPRISA) in South Africa last month, which “looked at ways of maximizing the opportunities created by scientific research around HIV prevention in the past year to reach the country’s target of halving new HIV infections by 2015.” According to UNAIDS, “Discussions focused on the recent groundbreaking scientific results which have provided the evidence needed to move forward with a new range of HIV prevention technologies” such as microbicides, medical male circumcision and treatment for prevention, and “the lack of funding for implementation” that one participant said is keeping “these lifesaving interventions [from] the people that need them most” (10/3).