AIDS funding increases in 2014
More specifically, there was a slight increase from the 14 donor governments, the joint report said. Seven of the 14 donor governments reduced their funding. Two of the governments remained steady in their financing, and five of the governments increased their investments.
Overall, funding from donor governments for AIDS response rose by $8.6 billion in 2014, amounting to less than 2 percent. Once analysts adjusted the figures for exchange rates and inflation, the increase for 2014 stood at 1 percent.
"International assistance for AIDS has been instrumental in expanding access to HIV treatment and in funding HIV prevention programs for people most affected by HIV," UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures said. "The donor community must now build on current funding levels to help close the resource gap to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030."
AIDS response funding reached its highest level in 2014. This funding has gradually been rising since the worldwide economic crisis caused a decrease.
"Funding for HIV continued to be a priority for donor governments in 2014, but how funding for HIV will fare in the post-2015 era, with its much more crowded development agenda and competing demands on donors remains to be seen," Kaiser Family Foundation Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy Jen Kates said.