Countries contribute more to tackling HIV/AIDS than they get in aid, figures show

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 19 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4950
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

A report from UNAIDS makes clear the extent to which some countries have taken on the responsibilities of their HIV epidemic while others remain dependent upon financial support from the US and Europe. It was released in Washington, DC just days before the 22 July start of the XIX International AIDS Conference.1

“We are tipping the dependency balance,” said UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibe. Internal expenditures in the fight against HIV “now exceed international investments for the first time,” he said. …

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