Gates on HIV/AIDS: We need a higher sense of urgency

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Bill Gates recently released his third annual letter, in which he discusses many of the global health causes close to his heart, namely polio, vaccination, malaria and HIV/AIDS among others. In the letter, Gates writes regarding HIV and the 33 million people living with HIV today, “Given all the lives that are at stake, I am impatient enough about this that I am willing to be viewed as a troublemaker by people who are happy with the status quo.”

In this video clip, Gates discusses the progress being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, while stressing that much remains to be done and a higher sense of urgency is needed.

“We are making progress… but the rate of progress in reducing treatment costs, honing in on prevention tools, creating the ultimate prevention tool, an AIDS vaccine, is going slower than I think it should…” Gates said.

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