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The Foreigner Erik Solheim at UN High-Level AIDS meeting. Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development Erik Solheim attended this week’s high-level UN AIDS meeting, riling against needless deaths. During yesterday’s speech at the UN’s 92nd plenary meeting, Minister Solheim said “it is an absolute catastrophe and the suffering is immense” adding on the United Nations Webcast “medicine is cheap and there is no excuse to why so many people are dying”. Norway has seen a 39 percent increase in heterosexual HIV/AIDS in the last year. Secretary General of interest organisation HIVNorge Evy-Aina Røe, who also attended the meeting, told NRK “there is a tremendous increase in the number of diagnosed with HIV amongst the heterosexual population, not only in Norway but worldwide.

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Erik Solheim at UN High-Level AIDS meeting

Published on Friday, 10th June, 2011 at 20:31 under the news category, by Alison Kennedy.
Last Updated on 12th June 2011 at 13:26.

Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development Erik Solheim attended this week’s high-level UN AIDS meeting, riling against needless deaths.



During yesterday’s speech at the UN’s 92nd plenary meeting, Minister Solheim said “it is an absolute catastrophe and the suffering is immense” adding on the United Nations Webcast “medicine is cheap and there is no excuse to why so many people are dying”.

Norway has seen a 39 percent increase in heterosexual HIV/AIDS in the last year. Secretary General of interest organisation HIVNorge Evy-Aina Røe, who also attended the meeting, told NRK “there is a tremendous increase in the number of diagnosed with HIV amongst the heterosexual population, not only in Norway but worldwide.

“Heterosexuals are not currently considered a risk group in the fight against HIV and AIDS,” she continued.” 

Whilst HIVNorge’s current information campaign is aimed at vulnerable groups and individuals such as homosexual men and drug-abusers, Ms Røe, thinks it is high time it took account of everyone.

“Heterosexuals don’t think they also can contract HIV, making them careless about using condoms,” she says, hoping the meeting will result in an updated strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS to stop the continuing rise in numbers of diagnosed heterosexuals and other vulnerable groups.

Over 30 heads of state, governments and vice presidents partook in the conference at the UN Headquarters, which ended today with hopes to move towards universal prevention, care and support of HIV.



Published on Friday, 10th June, 2011 at 20:31 under the news category, by Alison Kennedy.
Last updated on 12th June 2011 at 13:26.

This post has the following tags: eriksolheim, unhigh-levelhivaidsmeeting.





  
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