This June, at the UN General Assembly 2021 High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM), communities of people living with, affected by, and at risk of HIV and civil society organisations are encouraged to participate. UNAIDS tasked GNP+ and Aidsfonds to represent and gather input from civil society members, which will be critical to the success of the HLM meeting and its outcome. We call on all our networks to join the #WeAreHLM movement and provide input.
This is the power of #CommunityAdvocacy
Community advocates have changed the HIV and AIDS response worldwide and continue to improve the well-being of marginalised people and their communities. Their work demonstrates the innovative efforts of communities to navigate the complex social and political landscapes that define the HIV and AIDS response.
Each day, 273 children die of AIDS. Each week, more than 6000 young women under 25 years become infected with HIV. The risk of acquiring HIV is 21 times higher for sex workers. Worldwide, only 62% of people living with HIV is accessing treatment.
Our generation has the ability to stop one of the largest epidemics in history in its tracks. The time to break down persistent barriers that hinder worldwide prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS is now.
A glimpse of Aidsfonds' priorities:
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COVID-19 and HIV: Access reliable information about COVID-19 and HIV, its impact on communities and rapid relief funding opportunities. Visit our COVID-19 page
Directly supporting communities that are at the highest risk of HIV infection is the most effective approach. When communities have space, capacity, and resources to mobilise, great strides can be made. Communities themselves hold governments accountable, remove barriers to HIV prevention and treatment, fight injustice and inequalities, and ensure the most vulnerable groups are included in the HIV response. Invest in communities now! The communities covered in our work are children, LGBT people, people living with HIV, people who use drugs, sex workers, women, and young people.
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Highlights from our work
To end AIDS we find bold solutions with and within local communities, we work on the basis of what has been proven effective in the AIDS response, we advocate worldwide to keep AIDS high on the political agenda and fund research towards the ultimate goal: a cure to HIV. Find here some highlights of what we do.
Sparked Women: Local Business Solutions for Better Health
Bridging the Gaps Sex Work Vietnam SCDI
Get Up Speak Out! (GUSO)
Knowledge & learning
We are happy to share what we learn. Use our knowledge on innovative projects, evidence-based methods, data-informed programming and pioneering scientific research. Explore best practices, toolkits, publications and more, all available for download, and let's accelerate the HIV response together.
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