UN chief says "no time for complacency" in global AIDS fight

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In Côte d'Ivoire, a counsellor from UNICEF partner NGO Femme Active, instructs an adolescent boy, diagnosed with HIV in 2012, on how to take his antiretroviral (ARV) medication correctly. Photo: UNICEF/Olivier Asselin

There is no time for complacency" in the fight against AIDS, the UN Secretary-General warned in his latest report on halting and reversing the global epidemic.

Delegates at the UN General Assembly held a debate on Thursday on how to reinvigorate the international AIDS response in order to fulfill a promise to end the scourge by 2030.

According to UN estimates, more than 36.7 million people are living with HIV globally, while more than 18 million are on life-saving treatment.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Duration: 2’40″

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