South Africa should set a bold example to the rest of the world by resolving to triple the number of people on antiretroviral medication by 2015. This is according to a coalition of organisations, including the Treatment Action Campaign and Doctors Without Borders, that is pushing for three million people to be on ARVs in four years’ time.

In early June, a special United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS is being held to determine global targets amid shrinking donor funding.

Rumours are rife that the UN meeting might be the last ever to discuss HIV/AIDS, which makes it essential that proper international targets are set. Read full article