The World Bank pioneered global HIV and AIDS financing early in the emergency and remains committed to achieving Millennium Development Goal 6, to halt by 2015 and begin to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS, through prevention, care, treatment, and mitigation services for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
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A pending debtWhile the future looks bright, one aspect is still pending: increased investment in prevention activities. Whereas the region as a whole allocates 15 percent of the HIV budget to this ar... Show More +ea, Argentina invests just 1.2 percent.Nevertheless, Argentine youth seem to be more willing to receive information. “Young people have the highest level of knowledge on HIV transmission and prevention of the whole region,” says Lavadenz.According to the World Bank, 84% of young men and 89% of young women (ages 15-24) in Argentina accurately identify prevention methods and major misconceptions about HIV transmission.However, the challenge is not only prevention, but also “improving program efficiency, increasing early, timely diagnosis and reducing treatment costs,” says Lavandenz.Argentina has an estimated 110,000 people living with HIV, of which at least 30% remain unaware of their condition. Show Less -