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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Getting to zero: Possibility or propoganda?

1 Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Ritesh Singh
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, West Bengal - 741 235
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.112861

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The world is now in the fourth decade of a pandemic that united all the nations more than any other calamities or policies. The numbers with relation to HIV are falling consistently. Unfortunately the funding is also decreasing. In the current uncertain economic environment, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has set a very ambitious target of reducing HIV to zero by 2015. There are strategies that are good and cost-effective and, if used appropriately, will give remarkable results. No new innovations have recently been discovered related to HIV. More molecular level studies are needed besides strengthening the existing strategies. We need money for all these activities and it should not stop coming. The paper reviews the success of HIV program in India and also foresees the challenges lying ahead of us in "getting to zero."

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