"Winning" war against HIV/AIDS, says UN head of agency

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Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. UN Photo/Mark Garten

We are winning the war against HIV/AIDS but countries need to stay focused, the head of the agency dedicated to fight the epidemic has said.

UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibé made the remarks ahead of a two-day High-Level meeting on ending AIDS in New York.

New HIV infections have fallen by 35 per cent and AIDS-related deaths by 41 per cent.

And more than 15 million people today are on anti-retroviral treatment.

Reem Abaza asked Mr Sidibé what he aims to achieve with this meeting.

Duration: 4'21''

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