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HIV/AIDS

15 July 2010

Bill Gates: fight Aids efficiently

No big influxes of new money are coming to fight Aids, but some smarter targeting and using approaches that have been shown to work can still save lives, Bill Gates said.

No big influxes of new money are coming to fight the Aids pandemic, but some smarter targeting and using approaches that have been shown to work can still save lives, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said.

Focusing more treatment on women in Africa, drug users in places where needles drive the epidemic and on gay and bisexual men where that is appropriate can go a long way to fighting the virus, Gates told reporters.
 

One big goal is to extend treatment to more people. An estimated 33.4 million people worldwide are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus that causes Aids. Only about five million people get drugs that can keep patients healthy and reduce the risk they will infect someone else.

Funding the biggest issue
 

 

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