Eradicating Aids by 2030 is impossible, says UN

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.07.13
Eradicating Aids by 2030 is impossible, says UN
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“Eradicating Aids by 2030 is impossible.” These words from the UN have knocked this hope on the head, despite the organisation having set this ambitious goal in 2000. Now the UN has admitted that the objective will not be reached, for two fundamental reasons, as stated by its detailed report, just released. The first is that, on a global level, the average number of annual infections has remained unchanged for more than five years. According to the experts, this lack of progress indicates cracks in the global anti-Aids strategies currently in place. The second, which is more worrying in some ways, is that in some areas of the world, such as Eastern Europe and Central Asia, there is actually an increase in new HIV infections. This shows that it will take decades to beat the virus that, since 1980, has affected 78 million people and killed almost half.

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