The UNAIDS and Lancet AID Report
AIDS has been one of the most deadly diseases in the world and the humans have waged a mighty battle against AIDS for a long time now. The disease’s main weapon is the HIV infection which can be transferred from one person to another in a number of different manners. While there has been some success in reducing the number of people who get HIV infected in recent years, the UNAIDS and Lancet report warns that in case the efforts are not increased and doubled within the next five years, it would become very difficult to tame the beast known as HIV.
The report, while confessing that the rate of HIV infections has been dropping in the past few years, says that the rate isn’t dropping or reducing fast enough. As the population grows, the number of HIV infected people would grow in the world and the report suspects that if the next five years fail to appropriately reduce the rate of HIV infections then the dream of partial or total elimination of the infection would become impossible by 2030.
The report recommends an increase in international funding for third world countries as well as doubled efforts by mid income countries to control HIV infections in these regions. From increasing awareness about HIV and AIDS to providing access to testing and treatment to people remains necessary and this can only be achieved with mass funding. Without greater access to testing, not enough HIV infections would get diagnosed while without access to retroviral treatments, HIV patients would never be able to recover and would remain dangerous for everyone around them. However, if the world reacts to the findings of the report, there can be hope that the menace that is HIV will be gone for good by 2030 at the earliest. Read More...