Peter Piot - executive director of UNAIDS - weighs up the policy strategies for making an international concerted effort to shift the course of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, following commitments made at the June 2001 UN General Assembly Special Session on AIDS.

Simultaneously combining prevention and care strategies at multiple levels, eradicating social ills such as stigma and discrimination of HIV-infected individuals, and combining public and private finance, will be needed to avert this global catastrophe.


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