UNAIDS Speeches

UNAIDS Speeches


Getting Ahead of AIDS: The Long-Term Agenda, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., Speech by Dr Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director

The landscape of the fight against AIDS has been transformed in the past 15 months since I last spoke here, on the eve of World Aids Day in 2004. Issues that were gathering momentum then have come to fruition, so I now look at 2005 as the ‘least bad’ year in the history of AIDS. It was a year when hope slowly took over from pure despair in many communities; things that seemed impossible even a few years ago started to become real in 2005.

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