Prime Minister Receives Red Ribbon to Commemorate World AIDS Day


 World AIDS Day 2011 marked the world heading into the fourth decade of AIDS. The day also signified among political leaders around the world that significant progress had been made during the past three decades and that the world was finally in a position to end the epidemic.

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The number if HIV infections have fallen by more than 20 per cent since 1997. New infections are continuing to decline in most parts of the world. In addition, treatment has averted 2.5 million AIDS-related deaths since 1985, saving 700,000 lives last year alone.
Prime Minister Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams on Thursday for World AIDS Day received a red ribbon from HIV/AIDS Programme Manager Suzette Moses-Burton.