End of AIDS pandemic in sight: US expert
Posted Wednesday, July 18 2012 at 08:52
"People may think I am taking it lightly but quite frankly it is not a serious problem," Fauci said.
He added that overall, AIDS research is "going well" even though "funding is restricted right now."
And he expressed pride in the United States' President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), "which has really transformed how you can get people in low income countries to get on treatment care and prevention."
The United States provides almost half the world's funding for international HIV assistance, according to UNAIDS.
The International AIDS Conference is returning to the United States after more than two decades away due to a ban on travel and immigration by people with HIV that was lifted in 2008 and signed into law in 2009.
Fauci called those restrictive laws "unfortunate" and "embarrassing."