The UN on Tuesday urged countries to “break the AIDS epidemic” by doubling the number of people receiving HIV treatment within the next five years. In a new report, UNAIDS hailed “extraordinary” progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS over the past 15 years, insisting the world had a chance of meeting the UN goal of eliminating AIDS as a global health threat by 2030. “We have moved from despair to hope,” UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe told reporters in Geneva at the launch of the report.
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Doubling numbers on HIV drugs could ‘break’ epidemic: UN