UN-backed AIDS conference closes with calls to end discrimination, bolster HIV care, support

As the 21st International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Durban, South Africa, the Deputy Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Luiz Loures, called for ending discrimination against patients, especially those from the most vulnerable populations.

“The Durban conference was marked by the phenomenal progress made over the last 15 years to [enhance people’s lives] and expand access to treatment,” said Mr. Loures in an interview with the UN News Service .

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