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More Investment, Innovation Needed to Address HIV/AIDS in Asia, UN Official Says

November 7, 2013

"Though the number of new HIV infections has been dropping for several years, Thailand and other Asia-Pacific countries need to invest more in developing innovations to fight the spread of [HIV], according to [UNAIDS]," The Nation reports. "[S]peaking at a press conference on the upcoming 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP11), to be held at Bangkok's Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre from November 18-22," UNAIDS Deputy Regional Director Pradeep Kakkattil said, "[We must] end the stigma and discrimination so we can get people to prevent HIV and to seek treatment," according to the newspaper, which also quotes other officials (Sarnsamak, 11/7).

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