Int'l AIDS Funds Necessary but Not Sufficient

Published: July 14, 2009

Int’l AIDS Funds Necessary but Not Sufficient

MEXICO CITY, Jul 14 , 2009 (IPS) – For the first time, Mexico is eligible for a grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. But even if its application is successful, resources for HIV/AIDS prevention among high-risk sectors of the population will fall short.

The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), the Mexican body which interacts with the Global Fund, presented a proposal in June for 76.5 million dollars for HIV/AIDS prevention programmes among men who have sex with men (MSM) and injection drug users (IDU) – the groups with the highest HIV prevalence, with rates of 10 percent for MSM and six percent among IDU.

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