While tremendous progress has been made in the fight against HIV in recent years, the world community can not rest on it. At an international conference, scientists have now made a drastic appeal to the US and other donors and called for sufficient funding in the fight against the AIDS pathogen.
Fight against HIV must continue
Almost 37 million people worldwide currently live with the HIV-causing AIDS virus. The United Nations agreed last year on an ambitious plan: the global AIDS epidemic should be completed by 2030.Already the year before, the UN had announced a turnaround and announced that around 40 percent fewer HIV deaths were to be lamented worldwide. But there are still new infections. The fight against HIV must continue. This requires sufficient financial resources.
Financial cuts cost lives
In Paris, an international conference on the fight against AIDS has begun with a dramatic appeal to the US and other donors.
According to news agency APA, President of the International AIDS Society( IAS), Linda-Gail Bekker, the "draconian" budget cuts announced by US President Donald Trump would cost lives.
The US is the largest donor in the world.
Until Wednesday, more than 6,000 scientists in the French capital will be advising on progress in the fight against immunodeficiency syndrome.
Sufficient funding required
The HIV epidemic can not be defeated without research. As HIV researchers in Paris said, scientific evidence over the past 30 years has been the basis for the fight against the HIV virus that causes the AIDS immunodeficiency syndrome.
The Paris Declaration requires sufficient funding.
The experts write: "Without a determined commitment to research, we can not meet the ambitious international goals of providing lifelong treatment for the 37 million people living with HIV and curbing the epidemic."
Research is well advanced
Research is inIn fact, the past few decades have been well advanced. Maybe in the future, the cure of AIDS could be possible, my experts.
Only a few weeks ago, scientists from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University( USA) in the journal "Molecular Therapy" reported that they had achieved a major breakthrough in the treatment of HIV.
They were able to isolate the virus from infected cells in experiments using state-of-the-art genetic editing technology.
Research has progressed well in prevention as well. So it was possible to develop a drug that can reduce the number of new HIV infections in men massively. The AIDS prevention tool will also be approved in the EU in the future.
Number of deaths has halved
According to the APA, the United Nations( UN) had announced prior to the meeting that they saw progress in the fight against HIV.
According to UN figures, more than half of the world's 36.7 million HIV-infected people are being treated with antiretroviral drugs that control the pathogen.
Another positive news: The number of deaths has halved since 2005 to now a million a year.(ad)