UNAIDS urges countries to rapidly scale up access to antiretroviral medicinesListen /
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS known as UNAIDS has launched a new framework to accelerate action in reaching 15 million people with antiretroviral treatment against the disease by 2015
That goal was set by United Nations Member States in 2011.
The new framework, known as Treatment 2015, offers countries and partners both practical and innovative ways to increase the number of people accessing antiretroviral medicines.
These medicines will not only enable people living with HIV to live longer and healthier lives, they will also help prevent new HIV infections.
"We have to work hard to defeat HIV and end it as a public health threat, and it will require concerted effort from all partners to get there," said Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Gerry Adams, United Nations.