High-Level Talks on HIV/AIDS at the UN

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan Rice gave a statement about HIV/AIDS to the Security Council this afternoon.  She said, “Two decades of often heroic international efforts to extend the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS have significantly alleviated the health effects of the disease, but most people living with HIV still lack access to treatment. For every person who starts treatment, two more become infected.”

Ambassador Rice’s statement to the Security Council came as the High-Level Talks on HIV/AIDS are occurring at the United Nations. 

The 2011 UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS is taking place in New York starting on June 8 and ending on June 10.

The high-level talks come10 years after the landmark UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the world will come together to review progress and chart the future course of the global AIDS response.

View portions of the meeting on the United Nations Webcast.

Use the hashtag #AIDS2011 to follow the meeting on Twitter.

Learn about the work of Presbyterian International AIDS Ministries.

Join the Presbyterian AIDS Network.

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