On the heels of a report that pledges to the Global Fund fell far short of a $20 billion dollar goal, a Lancet article examines the financial needs of global HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs.

From the New York Times, by Donald G. McNeil

In another signal that the global battle agains AIDS is falling apart for lack of money, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria failed on Tuesday to reach even its lowest “austerity level” fund-raising target of $13 billion – the amount it had said it needed just to keep putting patients on treatment at current rates.
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From The Lancet, by Hecht et al.

As the global HIV/AIDS pandemic nears the end of its third decade, the challenges of efficient mobilisation of funds and management of resources are increasingly prominent. The aids2031 project modelled long-term funding needs for HIV/AIDS in developing countries with a range of scenarios and substantial variation in costs: ranging from US$397 to $722 billion globally between 2009 and 2031, depending on policy choices adopted by governments and donors.
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