Helen Clark: Message on World AIDS Day
The current Ebola crisis reminds us that fighting communicable diseases requires behaviour change, engaging communities, partnerships with government and civil society, and reducing inequalities. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital too. These lessons have been learned in the fight against HIV. If the AIDS epidemic is to be ended as a public health threat by 2030, the sense of urgency and commitment to human rights which drove the early days of the response cannot be lost.