COVID-19 pandemic could set back progress in fight against HIV/AIDS by 10 years or more: UN

The United Nations warns that the fight against HIV/AIDS could suffer major setbacks, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. A report released Monday by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that “decades of hard-won gains” in the global HIV/AIDS response could be lost if nothing is done. “The global HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached,” the U.N.‘s AIDS agency said in its Seizing the Moment report.

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