A Timely Perspective in Science

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A piece in last week’s Science Magazine argues for universal access to prevention and treatment for HIV/AIDS. Looking back to the 2006 pledge made by all UN member states to make universal access a reality by 2010, the article states that the global community has failed to deliver and calls for more resources and attention to the problem.

From the piece:

“A retrenchment on AIDS today would seriously jeopardize the substantial progress made to date, at the cost of untold human sacrifice and billions of dollars in economic resources.  Furthermore, the increasingly recognized benefit of ART in reducing HIV transmission dramatically enhances the value of the longstanding universal access pledge. As the deadline for universal access looms, greater investment in HIV is a necessary, evidence-based, economic, and moral choice.”

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