UN chief calls for cutting new HIV infection by 1 million by 2015Listen /
The number of new HIV infections must be cut by one million by 2015, says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Mr. Ban spoke in the General Assembly on Monday as it discussed implementation of the declarations that world leaders have made to combat HIV and AIDS.
He said that last year's political declaration pledged treatment for 15 million people by 2015.
The Secretary-General stressed that prevention of HIV infection is critical in fighting AIDS.
"We have to cut the number of new HIV infections by 1 million by 2015.We can only reach that goal if we reach out to people at risk: sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, women and youth. Five million young people live with HIV. Each day, 3,000 more are infected. Yet it is within our power to stop this spread." (Duration: 26")