World leaders have committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted in September 2015. So far, at least 15 million people are accessing life-saving HIV treatment. Since 2000, new HIV infections have been reduced by 35% and AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by 42% since the peak in 2004.
On World AIDS Day, communities get involved in UNAIDS’s Fast-Track to end the disease. The approach includes:
- Front-loads investments
- A focus on the locations, populations and programmes that deliver the greatest impact
- Catalyses innovation for those who need it most
- Engagement with local leadership for targeted, sustained and accountable responses
- The creation of new partnerships
- A firm stand on human rights
- Delivering results that leaves no-one behind.
HIV can be fought if civil society, across the African continent and around the globe, stand together to take action against the biggest health threat of our time.