Funding gap threatens progress

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) was identified as one of four HIV interventions that are cost-effective in the most locations in a study of resource allocation among 13 interventions in 52 countries. The study, which was presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam on 25 July 2018, aimed to determine how current funds for HIV can best be used. Members of an expert panel at the conference warned that failure to fill a $6 billion funding gap in the global response to HIV threatens to halt years of progress made against the epidemic (Medpage Today, 25 July 2018).