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AIDS 2010: The Future of Universal Access – Part 1

AIDS 2010: The Future of Universal Access – Part 1

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We must remain committed to the goal of reaching universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and recognize that, post-2010, the best path forward must be informed by lessons learned from the successes and the failures of the efforts undertaken to date. Framed by a discussion of the complicated genesis of the commitment to universal access, the effects of the current financial crisis and backlash against HIV funding and human rights, this two-part session will address the question: What must change to make universal access a reality? Part 1 will discuss the past and present of universal access. It will include an overview of the barriers to universal access, including the failure by many countries to set ambitious universal access targets; the failure to set targets for marginalized, most-at-risk populations and to provide many of the most needed interventions; the failure to adequately monitor scale-up efforts and to hold countries accountable for their insufficient efforts; and the current double backlash against HIV funding and against human rights.

Event Date

Jul 20, 2010