Countries need to redouble effort to fights AIDS: US

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Countries around the world need to share in the global burden of fighting AIDS. That's the message from the United States during a major UN conference taking place 30 years after the first case of AIDS was diagnosed.

In 2008, the US committed $48 billion dollars over five years to fund the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR.

It says currently more than 3.2 million people, most of them in Africa, are receiving treatment for HIV and AIDS.

Ambassador Eric Goosby is the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.

"We're About 50% of the way through what we know is already out there with disease in need of treatment in need of services and we feel that the only way we're going to get that larger unmet need meeting it is with a dialogue shift you European countries, you Saudia Arabia you China are responsible to think about where you are in your ability as a country to share in the global burden of disease."

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