Commentary & Opinion

Commentary on 30th Anniversary of AIDS

June 6, 2011

The Huffington Post: 30 Years of HIV/AIDS: In this piece, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlights the U.S. domestic AIDS strategy (6/5).

The Huffington Post: Thirty Years On, A Stark Choice on AIDS: "Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, we are faced with a choice. Are we content to tinker at the fringes of the epidemic, spending untold billions to treat a fraction of those in need for decades into the future? Or can we summon the political will to effectively deploy the prevention interventions that are already available to us and to make the necessary investments in research that could end this epidemic in our lifetime?" amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost and founding chair Mathilde Krim ask (6/5).

New York Times: No Time to Let Up on the Fight: The U.N. "needs to press donor countries, and those with high infection rates, to do more, not less, for this life-or-death fight," the editorial states (6/5).

International Herald Tribune: Toward an HIV Cure: "Thirty years is a long time and yes, we still do not have a cure. But if we do not seriously start looking for one, now that the science is telling us that perhaps we should be, do we want to be here in another 30 years regretting that we did not try?" Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and president-elect of the International AIDS Society, writes (6/3).

The Huffington Post: AIDS at 30: "There is no better time as we mark thirty years of AIDS to recommit ourselves to saving as many of these thirty-three million lives as we can, and to ending AIDS. If we don't take a stand now, imagine how poorly history will judge us," AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein writes (6/3).

Bloomberg: After 30 Years of AIDS, Push Harder for HIV Prevention: "In this fourth decade of AIDS, governments, philanthropies and activists need to realign their priorities, understanding that it will be possible to provide treatment to every HIV-infected person only if we can, through prevention, greatly reduce the numbers of those who carry the virus," the editorial states (6/3).

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