United Nations AIDS chief Michel Sidibe speaks during the opening session of the International AIDS Conference in Washington, on Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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The top U.N. anti-AIDS official warned Tuesday that the growing fight against terrorism risks squeezing budgets for scientists who hope to stamp out the disease within years.UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibe said that as countries invest in security to counter threats such as what he called last week's "barbaric" attacks in Paris, AIDS research funding risks getting cut.UNAIDS and other bodies estimate that of the 314 million people affected by humanitarian crises worldwide, some 1.6 million have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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