AIDS was recognized as the most important health issue worldwide, according to a survey by the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and reported by PlusNews. About 12,000 adults in 25 countries responded to questions on their perceptions of the pandemic. Other survey highlights include: 71 percent felt AIDS resources should go to HIV prevention; 52 percent were not personally worried about HIV; 47 percent were optimistic HIV cases could be stopped by 2015; and 42 percent did not think their country was responding effectively.

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