Adopted by the WMA General Assembly, Pilanesberg, South Africa, October 2006
MINDFUL that the WMA Statement on HIV/AIDS and the Medical Profession was adopted at the WMA General Assembly in Pilanesberg, Republic of South Africa, on 14 October 2006; and
RECOGNIZING the alarming statistic from UNAIDS that some 37-38 million people worldwide are infected with HIV, with the number increasing daily, and that 60% percent of them live in sub-Saharan Africa; and
NOTING that there exist evidence-based methods for preventing the spread of the infection and also for life-prolonging treatment; therefore
The WMA urges governments to work closely with health professionals and their representative organizations to identify and implement the critical steps to ensure
The WMA calls on National Medical Associations to use this resolution in their advocacy efforts to their governments, their patients and the public.