Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director

                                        “The first line of defense”, In World Food Program: why food and nutrition matter in the fight against HIV/AIDS (Rome, 2003)

I was in Malawi and met with a group of women living with HIV. As I always do when

I meet people with HIV/

AIDS and other

community groups, I

asked them what their

highest priority was.

Their answer was clear

and unanimous:


Not care, not drugs for treatment, not relief from stigma, but food.

Peter Piot UNAIDS
Aids in Africa by Christian Fiala
Deaths in South Africa

The Presidential AIDS Panel