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UNAIDS, WHO and UNFPA endorse European Union statement on the need to scale up HIV prevention

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[JAN. 17, 2006]  GENEVA and NEW YORK -- The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund endorsed the Nov. 30 announcement by the European Union to intensify HIV prevention efforts. The EU's statement reaffirms the member states' commitment to tackling HIV and AIDS, particularly in developing countries, calling for a rapid increase in the scale and scope of HIV prevention efforts in order to get ahead of the epidemic.

The AIDS epidemic can be reversed only if HIV prevention efforts are scaled up as part of a comprehensive response that simultaneously expands access to treatment and care. Universal access to HIV prevention, care and treatment should be the world's immediate goal.

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