Guterres: Prevention is key to breaking HIV transmission cycle
13.06.2018 20:14 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of yesterday, while speaking at the UN general Assembly on the HIV/AIDS, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told that now the world countries are making good progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 globally, UN Radio reports.
«But progress is uneven and fragile,» he added. «On all continents, key populations at higher risk of infection continue to be left further and further behind».
As to the report, Guterres admitted the need for more accessible HIV testing, treatment and antiretroviral therapy.
«Prevention is the key to breaking the cycle of HIV transmission,» he declared, pointing to the Prevention 2020 Road Map, which focuses explicitly on adolescent girls, young women and key populations at risk.
And the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for an integrated approach in ending HIV, he added.
As to the report, Guterres told it is necessary to build resilient and sustainable systems for health, underpinned by principles of human rights and equity.
«Let us move forward in a bold new spirit of partnership to overcome the cycle of HIV transmission and deliver health and well-being for all,» UN Chief concluded.