World AIDS Day 2012- Getting to Zero

CEDAR Fund

[ePrayer – Pray for HIV/AIDS around the world]

World AIDS Day is observed on 1 December every year. The UNAIDS’ vision is ‘Getting to Zero—Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.’ Its latest report notes that at the end of 2011, around 34 million people were living with HIV around the world. It also records progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections and lowering the numbers of people dying from AIDS-related causes. HIV trends in the Middle East and North Africa, however, where the number of people newly infected has increased by more than 35 percent. Some African countries indicate declines in condom use. 6.8 million people – nearly half of those eligible to receive antiretroviral drugs, still did not have access.  ‘Ending HIV/ AIDS is like a marathon, we must mover faster. We have already be behind pace at the first mile marker.’ warned an expert…

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