We need an innovative new approach to meet the need for sustainable HIV financing. The AIDS response faces both an economic recession and optimism about ending AIDS. However – as this paper establishes – the financing needs of the HIV response will remain substantial for many years to come.
Current commitments are becoming increasingly out of line with future fiscal liabilities. Reviewing options and opportunities, the authors outline a future agenda for research and for financing. They emphasise that a change in economic approach will be required, drawing on: increased domestic funding; improvements in efficiency; identification of innovative new funding streams.
Vassall, A.; Remme, M.; Watts, C.; Hallett, T.; Siapka, M.; Vickerman, P.; Terris-Prestholt, F.; Haacker, M.; Heise, L.; Haines, A.; Atun, R.; Piot, P. Financing Essential HIV Services: A New Economic Agenda. PLoS Medicine (2013) 10 (12) e1001567. [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001567]