UN Highlights Advances in the Fight Against AIDS / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada #Cuba

AIDS-related deaths have fallen by a quarter since 2005 and half of the reductions in new HIV infections worldwide occur in newborns, according to the 2012 report of the UN-AIDS organization.

Ban Ki-moon warned against outdated laws, mistaken judicial systems and punitive police practices based on fear and prejudice, as factors that fuel the spread of the epidemic.

We must make available all information, testing and treatment for men, women and children so that they can enjoy their fundamental right to health care and basic services that will end this devastating epidemic, he said.

November 30 2012