Policy ForumHIV/AIDS

Universal Access in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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Science  09 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5988, pp. 147-149
DOI: 10.1126/science.1193294

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In 2006, all United Nations member states committed themselves to the goal of universal access to comprehensive programs for HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support by 2010 (1). This commitment has inspired national and international responses to achieve impressive results. Unfortunately, it is now clear that the global community has failed to deliver on the universal access pledge. Worse, the global AIDS response is currently under attack. What have we learned, and where should we go from here?