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Solutions to consider on Worlds AIDS Day - Lomborg's article in Quartz

2012-12-01

Economics of a virus
Solutions to consider on Worlds AIDS Day: Send more girls to school and circumcise boys
By Bjørn Lomborg — November 30, 2012

On World AIDS Day, we hear considerable rhetoric about the importance of stepping up the fight against HIV. But the reality is that donor fatigue and tougher economic conditions have caused external HIV/AIDS funding for Africa to stagnate.

This puts at risk recent dramatic progress, including a dramatic expansion of treatment (although universal treatment remains out of reach), and promising reductions in mother-to-child transmission.

It also makes it even more important that we do the most good with the money that is spent. This is the subject of a new book I edited, RethinkHIV: Smarter ways to invest in ending HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. (...) 

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Health

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English