UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response to help the world prevent new HIV infections, care for people living with HIV, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic.
With its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the UNAIDS Secretariat works on the ground in more than 80 countries worldwide. Coherent action on AIDS by the UN system is coordinated in countries through the UN theme groups, and the joint programmes on AIDS.
Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP,UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank.
UNAIDS helps mount and support an expanded response to AIDS -- one that engages the efforts of many sectors and partners from government and civil society.
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Alan Silverman was one of the driving forces who created UNCARES, a groundbreaking program to inform United Nations staff about HIV and to provide education and prevention services.
Sydney-based health promotion organization ACON engaged with members of Australia's Parliament to reshape and reenergize the direction of the country's HIV testing, treatment, care and support.
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UNAIDS and PEPFAR Announce Dramatic Reductions in New HIV Infections Among Children in the 21 Countries Most Affected by HIV in Africa
Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009.
"As a woman I would have wanted a choice for how to protect myself," says Yvette Alta Raphael, a woman living with HIV in South Africa, when asked why she advocates for PrEP access in her home country.
"Inequalities got me involved in the AIDS movement," says Steve Letsike, an HIV, LGBTI, women's and human rights advocate based in South Africa.
Community-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery can improve both the level of access to treatment and the quality of health outcomes for people living with HIV.
Unless averted with renewed and more effective prevention efforts, resurgent epidemics will continue to threaten high-income countries, where over 75,000 people became infected with HIV in 2001.
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Port-of-Spain -- The head of the United Nations AIDS programme has called on decision-makers worldwide to make good on promises in the Paris AIDS Summit declaration to support greater involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS at all levels and in al...