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UNAIDS and CONCACAF join forces to fight AIDS across America

The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to engage in football health response against disease

 
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Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS
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Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS

The Joint Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Confederation of Soccer in North America, Central and Caribbean (CONCACAF) decided to join forces to combat Aids.As two organizations have signed, on Friday (19), a memorandum understanding, to engage in football health response against disease, especially among young people. The agreement will be signed during the XXVIII CONCACAF Ordinary Congress in Panama City.

The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, said football and HIV prevention form a winning combination. According to him, millions of young people are involved with the sport, whether playing or torcedores.O as president of CONCACAF, Jeffrey Webb said that football and health companies are natural. He hopes that this partnership can be used in other industries to send educational messages through the power of sport.

During the football championship U-17 organization, UNAIDS and Concacaf agreed to disseminate HIV prevention messages in the Rommel Fernandez stadium in Panama City. The captains of the two teams will play the final will read a statement calling players, soccer fans and young people to support the campaign.

It is estimated that currently 4.6 million young people are living with HIV worldwide. More than 2000 are infected daily with vírus.Segundo UNAIDS, many of the young people who have HIV do not know they are infected or have no access to treatment.

According to the UN agency, the situation is worrisome in Latin America. Less than 30% of young people between 15 and 24 years know how to prevent sexual transmission of HIV.A campaign's goal is to ensure that all young people need to receive the cocktail of drugs to combat the disease have access to treatment by 2015.

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