AIDS is Still a Threat
Washington Post, November 23, 2007
Letter to the Editor
RE: "U.N. to Cut Estimate of AIDS Epidemic"
To the Editor:
The reduced estimates of HIV-AIDS's prevalence by the United Nations'
AIDS agency [front page, Nov. 20] must not detract from the world's
effort to stem the HIV-AIDS pandemic. Even if the epidemic has been
"ebbing," 33 million people are living with HIV-AIDS, and 2.5 million
new infections occur each year.
Women and youths are most vulnerable: Several thousand youths are infected each day, and rates of infection among women are increasing in all regions. We must ensure access to prevention and treatment for all.
President, International Women's Health Coalition
Originally published in the Washington Post, November 23, 2007. Reprinted with permission.