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Opening Day: United Nations negotiates how to win the AIDS battle

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“It is too soon to halt our efforts and to be put off by the cost of treatment and budget cuts,” said United Nations (UN) President Joseph Deiss to the packed general assembly hall Wednesday morning at the opening of the 2011 UN High-Level Meeting on AIDS. Ten million still lack access to treatment and far too many men, women and children are still being infected with HIV, he said, and we have to continue to take care, treatment, prevention and support measures.

“I call on each and every one of you to take on the responsibility for the success of the battle against AIDS.”

Delegates from around the world convened in New York City for the meeting, which many predict will be the last UN meeting on AIDS.