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U.N., WHO, Media Outlets Recognize 30th World AIDS Day

U.N. News: World response to AIDS epidemic at a ‘critical juncture’
“Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has said, marking this year’s commemorations. The direction taken now, may determine whether the epidemic can be ended by 2030, or if future generations will have to continue the battle, he said…” (11/30).

VOA News: WHO: Fear, Stigma and Ignorance Keep AIDS Epidemic Going
“As the 30th World AIDS Day approaches, the World Health Organization says fear, stigma, and ignorance are the reasons the AIDS epidemic is not over, because doctors can treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. With treatment, no one needs to die from AIDS, and those with the virus can’t give it to someone else. In addition, with prevention therapy, no one needs to get infected…” (Pearson, 11/30).

Additional coverage of World AIDS Day, the history of the epidemic, and advancements in treatment and prevention is available from ABC News, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, New York Times, Thomson Reuters Foundation, TIME (2), and USA TODAY.