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Accession Number PB2012-111944
Title U.S. Response to the Global Threat of HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts, June 15, 2012.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 16p
Personal Author A. E. Kendall
Abstract The human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is one of the worlds most pressing global health challenges. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 60 million people have been infected with HIV, approximately 30 million of whom have died of HIV-related causes. At the end of 2010, an estimated 34 million people were living with the virus, the vast majority of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. Expanded access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) over the past decade, due in large part to U.S. support, has contributed to declines in deaths among people living with HIV. Nonetheless, new infections continue to outpace access to treatment. The second session of the 112th Congress will likely be faced with determining how, and to what extent, the United States should respond to the continued challenge of global HIV/AIDS.
Keywords Funding
Infectious diseases
Public health
Threat evaluation
United States Agency for International Development(USAID)
US Leadership Against HIV/AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria Act
World Health Organization(WHO)

Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
44J - Health Delivery Plans, Projects & Studies
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Rept. to Congress.
NTIS Issue Number 1220
Contract Number N/A

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