New Coalition to Fight HIV/AIDS Announced by Elton John

A new coalition to fight HIV/AIDS was announced Tuesday by Elton John and Britain's Prince Harry.

The $1.2 billion MenStar Coalition is a partnership between the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), CNN reported.

The coalition, announced Tuesday at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, will seek to increase HIV diagnosis and treatment among young men.

The focus will be on those ages 24-35, who have low testing and treatment rates, which puts them and their sex partners at risk.

John said AIDS is "the only disease that could legitimately be ended in our lifetime," if outdated attitudes and society could be changed, CNN reported.

With the support of allies such as Prince Harry, John believes it's possible to achieve the UNAIDS target of ending AIDS by 2030.

John said "no disease has had scientific progress like this disease," and "Nobody needs to die of AIDS anymore," CNN reported.

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