HIV-AIDS experts call for governments worldwide to commit to immediate treatment

Experts on HIV-AIDS gathered in Vancouver are calling on political leaders worldwide to take action to help end the global epidemic.

International AIDS Society president Chris Beyrer said community organizers have reached a consensus on asking world leaders to commit to giving all people diagnosed with HIV immediate treatment.

Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS, said science has clearly proven that giving people with HIV early access to treatment saves lives.

The Canadian Press reports.

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