Commentary: The End of AIDS – Almost

Article Date

29 November 2012

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Anne McPherson

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In this TrustLaw “Word on Women” commentary for World AIDS Day, ICRW’s Katherine Fritz praises the significant progress made in the more than 30-year fight against AIDS, particularly medical innovations to HIV prevention and treatment. But Fritz also encourages caution. “Today we can truly envision ending the AIDS epidemic. But we’re not quite there yet,” she writes.

Fritz argues that close the curtain on the epidemic, the world must be aggressive in requiring that medical strategies – such as antiretroviral treatment – are rolled out in tandem with approaches that reduce gender inequality, poverty, stigma and discrimination.

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