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Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, is a United Nations program designed to coordinate the worldwide response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It was founded out of the World Health Organization's Global Program on HIV/AIDS in 1996.

UNAIDS is a large supporter of the International AIDS Conference (the XIVth International AIDS Conference was held in July 2002 in Barcelona) and biannually publishes the Global Report on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.

Funded by donations from UN member states, UNAIDS is supported in its mission by eight cosponsors: UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNDCP[?], ILO, UNESCO, WHO, and the World Bank.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, its current head is Dr. Peter Piot, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations.

Web Site: http://www.unaids.org

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