Global news outlet
Jul. 27, 2022
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched its annual report on the state of the global HIV response today ahead of
AIDS 2022, the 24th International AIDS Conference,
in Montreal, Canada, at a live event also livestreamed at www.unaids.org.
“We cannot afford to lose more ground in the global response to HIV. Seventy percent of new HIV infections in 2021 occurred among key populations, which illustrates that the most marginalized are also the hardest hit,” Adeeba Kamarulzaman, President of the IAS – the International AIDS Society – and AIDS 2022 International Co-Chair, said. “We urgently need to make resources available, close research gaps, and eliminate the stigma that still pervades thinking. Most crucially, we must ensure that scientists, policy makers and activists come together to achieve progress. It’s time to re-engage and follow the science.”