Argument: Prevention is ideal approach to HIV/AIDS; animal testing only helps treatment

Issue Report: Animal testing


“AIDS: Contagion and Confusion”. PETA Media Center – “Prevention Proves Successful
A United Nations position paper on AIDS states that “[T]he AIDS epidemic can only be reversed if effective HIV prevention measures are intensified in scale and scope.”(8) While the numbers of HIV infections and AIDS deaths rise annually, prevention efforts are starting to have a promising impact. In his message written on World AIDS Day, the executive director of UNAIDS said that there are areas in which adult infection rates have actually decreased and that “changes in behaviour, such as increased use of condoms, delay of first sexual experience and fewer sexual partners—have played a key part in these declines.”(9) Fewer than one in five people who are at risk of infection have access to basic prevention services.”