According to UNAIDS factsheet on funding:
"More than one third of the world's HIV-positive people — or 14 million — live in countries classified by the World Bank as heavily burdened by debt. In 2002, the 42 poorest and most indebted countries — 34 in sub-Saharan Africa — together owed US$213 billion
"Reducing the debt burdens of poor countries has the potential to boost the AIDS response where it is most needed. But debt relief cannot play a meaningful role in reducing the funding gap for AIDS unless it is genuinely additional to existing levels of foreign aid."