World AIDS day 2012

World AIDS day 2012

30 November 2012

In this press release for World AIDS Day 2012, Concern Worldwide's Breda Gahan speaks about how "the end of AIDS is in sight."

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Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian agency, today cautioned against complacency and the deepening impact of poverty on HIV and AIDS rates in the wake of an encouraging new UNAIDS report, published last week, which shows a more than 50% reduction in the rate of new HIV infections across 25 low- and middle-income countries - more than half in Africa, the region most affected by HIV.

'Although we don’t have a vaccine or cure yet, the end of AIDS is in sight,' says Breda Gahan, HIV and AIDS Programme Adviser with Concern Worldwide, 'but international funding has flat-lined over the past three years. I can remember when almost everyone died from AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s. The fact that we have been making huge progress means it is even more important that individual governments and the wider international community maintain the exciting momentum that has been built.'

 

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World AIDS day 2012

In this press release for World AIDS Day 2012, Concern Worldwide's Breda Gahan speaks about how "the end of AIDS is in sight."