We are at a turning point in the AIDS response. We have all the knowledge and evidence we need to end the AIDS epidemic, but that does mean taking action now. For despite all the success that has been achieved, we are still not completely on track. If we do not make an urgent effort in our response to AIDS, the epidemic will continue and remain a threat.
UNAIDS has adopted a fast track strategy to put an end to AIDS by 2030. And the coming five years will determine the future. We can stop the epidemic, but only if we focus on the populations and regions most affected. And that is exactly where Aids Fonds and STOP AIDS NOW! enhance each other’s strengths.
It will make our efforts to put AIDS on the political and social agenda even more efficient and effective. We are extremely worried about the future of the AIDS response. This epidemic, that has been one of the largest public health threats in human history, could escalate again at any time if we do not take action now. We must step up the response to AIDS. With one name, we have a louder voice and are in an even better position to improve our contribution to the global AIDS response.
Aids Fonds has been around for a long time, at the forefront of the AIDS response since the beginning of the epidemic. We believe that using the name connected to those many years of experience can put us in a stronger position on the path to the end of AIDS in 2030.
The organisation’s registered name is unchanged. There will be no changes to your current agreement and it will remain legally valid.
If you use the STOP AIDS NOW! or Aids Fonds logo for your website, reports and any other communications, please replace them from now on with the new Aidsfonds logo.
If you also use a short corporate text about STOP AIDS NOW! or Aids Fonds, please replace this with the new Aidsfonds corporate text.
Please get in touch with your contact at our organisation if you have any questions about using our new branding.
Yes, there will be a new joint website. It will provide you with a wide range of knowledge tools which can increase the impact of your work. At the same time, it will serve as a platform for sharing your own tools. This website is under construction and we expect it to go live in 2017. Until then, you can visit our STOP AIDS NOW! website where many of these tools are already available.
Our name and look will change. But our work and our staff will not. So your relationship with our organisation will not be affected in any way.
Your contact at our organisation will still be the same person. So please get in touch with them if you have any questions about the name change.
Under one name we will continue to work as passionately as you know we do. We will still use all our knowledge and experience in our projects, while having the courage to demonstrate the success of an unconventional approach. And we will continue to aim for maximum impact in our work.
The current STOP AIDS NOW! website www.stopaidsnow.org will remain available until the new joint website is launched. Here you can find the programmes and projects initiated and implemented by former STOP AIDS NOW! and partners. Besides you can already find a vast selection of useful resources freely available for download.