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A new report by the European Centres for Disease Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) shows that prevention efforts are failing, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, as the number of people living with HIV in Europe reaches over 2 million for the first time.
Nearly US$ 13 billion has been pledged to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to accelerate the response to end these diseases over the next three years.
The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has created an investment fund of US $100 million for populations most affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, people who use drugs, prisoners and transgender people.
At least two million more people were accessing HIV treatment globally in 2015 than a year earlier, according to new data from UNAIDS.
UNAIDS update indicates that US$ 26.2 billion is required to build sufficient momentum by 2020, to end AIDS by 2030, compared to an earlier estimate of US$ 30 billion.