U.S., World Must Continue To Finance HIV/AIDS Programs To Control Epidemic

New York Times: The Tools to Fight HIV
Editorial Board

“Medical leaders have the knowledge and the tools to greatly curtail the global AIDS epidemic within the next 15 years. The question is whether the nations of the world will invest the resources to do it. … Financing for AIDS programs is supplied by industrialized nations, wealthy foundations, and the afflicted nations themselves. Donations have remained relatively flat in recent years as a result of the global recession. The United States is by far the largest donor, but needs to put up hundreds of millions of dollars more in the next two years to meet its own targets …, according to health advocacy groups. While the costs may be high in the short term, every dollar spent controlling HIV infection will yield many times the benefit in the long run” (10/4).