AIDS Progress is Off Track, says ONE Campaign Report

From A View From The Cave Wed Nov 28 2012, 10:57:00

Progress over the past two years against AIDS leads advocates to speak optimistically about the end of the devastating pandemic. In the same period of time there have been five million people newly infected with HIV, a number that represents a slowing of progress according to a new ONE Campaign report.

"The world is off-track for achieving the beginning of the end of AIDS by 2015," says the report which shows that the number of new infections are continuing a slow decline while the number of people newly put on ARVs has flat-lined since 2010. To alter the trajectories of prevention and treatment efforts will bring the world to what the ONE campaign calls "the beginning of the end of AIDS."

Projections based on current trends show that the point where the number of new people who receive ARVs will not exceed the number of new infections until 2022. ONE proposes an alternative projection where 140,000 people are added to ARV treatment each year and a doubling of prevention efforts will accelerate the transition point to be met by 2015.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Zambian Golfer Clinches Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket (news)
Namibia Economist
1 July 2016

Zambian golfer, Aaron Simfukwe become the second from his country to win the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Golf Tournament, an event on the sports calendar that is being followed very closely by ... [read more]

Tanzania:   Sh94 Billion Debt Casts Dark Shadow Over Tazara Revival (news)
The Citizen
1 July 2016

Outstanding payments amounting to Sh94 billion could stand in the way of plans to revamp the Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (Tazara), The Citizen has learnt. The rail line constructed as a turnkey ... [read more]

Zambia:   Is Zambia's Democracy Under Threat? (news)
Zambia Reports
1 July 2016

Political scientist Alex Ng'oma says the heightened political violence being witnessed in the ongoing campaigns is an indictment on Zambia's democracy. Dr. Ng'oma fears that the growth of the ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!