The “Tide is Turning” for AIDS
26 October 2012
Evidence presented at the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC this year suggested that significant recent breakthroughs could well be changing the trajectory of the epidemic.
Over 23,000 people from across the world gathered at the conference, “Turning the Tide Together”, in the US capital in July.
Key factors which are having a big impact on the progress of the global spread of the disease include:
Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, CI Special Advisor on HIV and AIDS spoke at various Conference and pre-Conference events. During this global meeting, Msgr. Vitillo also was engaged in an ecumenical initiative to advocate for increased research and development by pharmaceutical companies to formulate low-cost anti-retroviral medicines, adapted for use in low-income countries, for children living with HIV.
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