United Nations high level meeting on AIDS have prepared new target for curbing the epidemic and it called up the donors, both the private and public and also the country with large number of infected people to supply them all the resources that are necessary for them. This time very tough time economically. But there has been so much progress over the last decade that there can be no excuse for backing off now.
The meeting that was held produced an ambitious plan to largely eliminate by 2015 the transmission of the AIDS virus from pregnant women to their newborns. A report shows that some 370,000 children were born with the virus in the year 2009.If any mother who is giving birth is treated with antiretroviral drugs, the chance of virus transmitting will be less than 5%.UN report estimates that more than $500 million is spend every year in the country in which the people are mostly affected to reduce the infections among newborns and that an additional $2.5 billion will be needed over several years to reach the goal by 2015.An American bilateral AIDS program which has already spending $300 million a year on such programs has pledged an additional $75 million for fiscal year 2012. The Gates Foundation, Chevron and Johnson & Johnson will contribute another $75 million over several years between them. These ought to be considered down payments.
This meeting has also pledged efforts to cut sexual and injection-drug transmission of the AIDS virus in half by 2015 and to raise the number of infected people receiving drug treatment to 15 million. This will be a great achievement from 6.6 million now under various countries but far short of reaching all of the estimated 34 million people who are now infected around the world. This target will cost billions every year.