UN HIV/AIDS Summit Adopts Ambitious Targets

United Nations, Jun 11 (PTI) India and other countries participating at a UN summit on HIV/AIDS here have set "bold new targets" like halving sexual transmission of the virus and achieving zero new infections among children by 2015, as part of efforts to defeat the disease.

The high-level meet brought together 3,000 participants, including 30 heads of State and government, along with senior officials, representatives of global organisations, civil society and people living with HIV, to chart a path for the future of the AIDS response. India was represented by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

"The momentum we've experienced here again confirms the essential role of the UN in the AIDS response," Paul De Lay, Deputy Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), told reporters yesterday. "This meeting intends to bring us to the beginning of the end of AIDS.


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