MSNBC: The United States foreign aid program that sends billions of dollars to African countries for HIV treatment and prevention has cut the number of people dying for any reason in those nations, a new study suggests... According to the new findings, about 741,000 deaths were averted in 2004 through 2008 in the 12 African … Continue reading U.S. HIV aid has prevented 741,000 deaths
No Retreat in the Fight Against AIDS
George W. Bush: "The creation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis in 2002, and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Pepfar) in 2003, tested the proposition that large-scale treatment, prevention and compassionate care could be done in nations with weak health systems. Some were skeptical, particularly about the possibility of … Continue reading No Retreat in the Fight Against AIDS
UN: AIDS epidemic stabilizing, still work to do
USA Today: "At the end of last year, there were about 34 million people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. While that is a slight rise from previous years, experts say that's due to people surviving longer. Last year, there were 1.8 million AIDS-related deaths, down from 1.9 million in 2009."