of the World Health Organization reports on the progress made at the Montreal conference on HIV at risk | PKBNEWS

The director-general of the World Health Organization told an international AIDS conference in Montreal on Monday that growing inequality could reverse a decade of progress in the fight against HIV.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who was speaking at the AIDS 2022 conference via video, said that COVID-19, inflation and cuts in foreign aid by rich countries are widening the gap between rich and poor countries. poor.

He says that although the number of people affected by the AIDS virus and AIDS-related deaths is much lower than in the past ten years, this progress can easily be reversed.

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Ghebreyesus says he is concerned that access to HIV prevention tools, testing and treatment often depends on where people live and how much money they have.

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The international AIDS conference continues until Tuesday at the Palais des Congrès in downtown Montreal, the Palais des Congrès de Montreal.

More than 9,000 guests from around the world were expected to attend in person, with another 2,000 registered to participate remotely.

Canada has been criticized for having higher HIV rates than other developed countries

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