Joe Biden will allocate $6 billion to fight HIV

El gobierno estadounidense es el que más recursos financieros aporta para la lucha con el Sida.

The US government is the one that provides the most financial resources for the fight against AIDS.

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Since the health measures derived from the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States were relaxed, cases of sexually transmitted diseases began to rise compared to last year.

According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people infected with HIV in the country has increased 16% compared to last year, as well as confirmed cases of other diseases such as gonorrhea and syphilis, the latter with 26% more than in 2021.

Perhaps this is the origin of the decision of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, to support the World Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with a millionaire donation, since his desire is to stop and if possible even reduce the number of sick globally.

During the seventh Fund Replenishment Conference, held in New York, the president endorsed the country’s commitment to being the largest donor of resources to the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

“The time has come to accelerate efforts to reduce health inequalities and address barriers to access, including gender and human rights, to build more inclusive health systems that leave no one behind.

The United States will donate $1 billion for every $2 billion pledged by the rest of the world. That means we’ll work with our partners in Congress to contribute another $6 billion to the Global,” he said.

The goal is for this amount of money to be part of the 2023-2025 triennial funding cycle of said organization, since in the last 10 years several of the nations and altruistic organizations that contributed financial resources to the fight against HIV at a global level have decreased. your contribution.

In fact, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announced that in 2021 the international resources available for HIV decreased by 6% and that is why the goal has been set for this year to achieve raise $18 billion in donations.

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