Condoms 'need to be made available' to stop HIV transmission

Preventing the spread of HIV through methods such as using condoms has to be promoted.

This is according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS), which is hoping to tackle the fact 7,000 new cases are diagnosed daily.

Both male and female condoms have to be made accessible in order to carry the fight of eliminating the disease.

Joseph Deiss, president of the UN General Assembly, said: "HIV is one of the most formidable challenges of our time."

He continued by saying that the dedication shown by UNAIDS highlights how committed countries are to working "towards a world without AIDS".

Between $22 billion (£13.5 billion) and US$ 24 billion will be spent by low- and middle-income countries by 2015.

Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS, added that all children should be born without HIV by 2015 and he pointed to the success Bostwana is having in its attempts to curtail infection rates.