April 10, 2009
UNAIDS Chief: HIV/AIDS Is Chance to Combat Social Ills
New UNAIDS chief Michel Sibide said he believes the worldwide HIV epidemic may be a catalyst for positive social change, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports.
“People shouldn’t see the epidemic as only a problem, like we have been doing up to now,” Sidibe told AFP while on a visit to Senegal. “We have to…try and show that the epidemic can be an opportunity. A political opportunity to trigger profound changes in society, to talk about difficult issues like sex education, homophobia and human rights issues in general like the position of women in society.”
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