UNAIDS Report Shows HIV Epidemic at Critical Juncture in Asia-Pacific Region

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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A report released Friday by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS says the AIDS epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is at a critical crossroads.

The report was launched at the 2011 International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, meeting in Busan, South Korea.

The study found that more people than ever before have access to HIV services across the region. However, most countries in the region are a long way from achieving universal access goals for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

According to the report, investments to protect key populations from HIV remain insufficient. Funding cutbacks from international donors also threaten progress in regional AIDS response.