World AIDS Day: HIV Pandemic Surging
Despite Advances, Record Numbers Dying of AIDS
Forward, Step by Step continued...
"There should be a dramatic and reassuring reduction in AIDS
deaths," De Lay says. "But we are not going to see a reduction in new
infections in the next several years."
It's a lofty goal, but De Lay hasn't given up on the U.N.'s goal of seeing
the AIDS tide ebb by 2015.
"We have in the next 10 years an opportunity to do this," he says.
"But we need more resources. And money is only part of the problem. We need
clinics with bigger waiting rooms. We need refrigerators in the laboratories.
We need hospitals with running water. This is very basic stuff. If we do this,
we may very well see the 'millennium goal' achieved."