Funding

Fast Facts: Deaths from AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

$15-billion Amount of money needed in 2006 for an effective world-wide response to HIV/AIDS $6.1-billion Amount available globally to fight HIV and AIDS in 2004

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005

Global spending on HIV and AIDS increased from $300-million in 1996 to $6.1-billion in 2004 (source). However, this is considerably lower than the UNAIDS-estimated $15-billion needed to effectively respond to the HIV epidemic in low- and middle-income countries in 2006. This figure is expected to rise to $22-billion in 2008. Most of this funding will need to come from the international community.