South Africa Steps Up on AIDS, But Are Goals Reachable if World Steps Back?

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This excellent New York Times story makes clear that, when it comes to battling AIDS, it really is a new day in South Africa. But even as the South African government unveils an impressive new plan to ramp up HIV treatment and prevention, a new report from the International Treatment Prepardness Coalition makes it equally clear that the donor-nation commitment to fighting AIDS is far from secure.

The ITPC report documents emerging signs of treatment rationing, as a result of the U.S.’s decision to flatline funding for PEPFAR, the world economic downturn, and a more general backlash against AIDS. Click here to read the full report or here to read a Reuters story on the report.

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