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UN sets out AIDS plan to save 10 million

<p>Ten million AIDS deaths could be averted by 2025, with a million new HIV infections prevented every year, if countries take a fresh look at how to meet targets for treating the disease, the United Nations AIDS program said yesterday. The UNAIDS Outlook report called for a simpler approach to tackling the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS, one that could drastically cut the number of AIDS-related deaths and help to stop HIV from spreading.</p>

Ten million AIDS deaths could be averted by 2025, with a million new HIV infections prevented every year, if countries take a fresh look at how to meet targets for treating the disease, the United Nations AIDS program said yesterday. The UNAIDS Outlook report called for a simpler approach to tackling the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS, one that could drastically cut the number of AIDS-related deaths and help to stop HIV from spreading.


World leaders set this year as a deadline for universal access to treatment for all HIV/AIDS patients who need it. Most campaigners say this target will be missed but global health organizations are using it as a focus for new ideas for fighting the epidemic while funding is squeezed due to budget cuts.

 
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