HIV in the Post-2015 Framework
The incredible advances made in the response to HIV since 2000 have been catalysed by the inclusion of HIV and AIDS in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Nearly 13 million people are now on HIV treatment, and new infections have fallen by a third. Yet 1.5 million people still died from AIDS related causes in 2013 and 22 million people are still not accessing treatment.
STOPAIDS is working to ensure the framework which replaces the MDGs in 2015 recognises the importance of tackling HIV and protecting the rights of those affected, including high risk populations.
What Happens After 2015?
In our consensus position on HIV and health, STOPAIDS members call for an ambitious framework with the following Health Goal and Targets, aiming to end all HIV and TB-related deaths, prevent any new HIV and TB infections, and eradicate all HIV and TB-related discrimination by 2030.
GOAL: Ensuring Healthy Lives for all
TARGET 1: End HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and poverty-related non-communicable diseases as public health threats by 2030.
Including continued work on unmet health MDGs; also championing generic drugs and health-focused drug development.
TARGET 2: By 2030 achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, with particular attention to the most marginalised and people in vulnerable situations.
Every person in the world has the right to access high quality health services that fulfil all of their needs. We support a target to achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection and prioritising the most marginalised and people in vulnerable situations.
TARGET 3: By 2030 ensure universal access to effective, quality-assured and affordable medicines, vaccines and medical technologies that meet the health needs of all people.
There can be no effective AIDS response without effective and affordable medicines for HIV and HIV co-infections. The scale up of the AIDS response has only been possible with the utilisation of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) flexibilities to deliver affordable generic drugs.
TARGET 4: By 2030 address the social determinants of health and enable healthy behaviour.
To ensure healthy lives at all ages, increased access to health services must be complemented by approaches to address the social determinants and underlying causes of ill-health.
TARGET 5: Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights by 2030.
Sexual and reproductive health and rights are central to health and wellbeing of everyone but, especially of women and adolescents, particularly girls. .
A Framework that Leaves No-one Behind
Any new framework must commit to end extreme poverty and enable all to access basic human rights, including to health.
It must particularly address the disproportionate risks facing key populations, in terms of disempowerment and discrimination, such as women and girls, young people, people from LGBT communities, injecting drug users, sex workers, and people in prison.
This requires a fundamental focus on the participation of those currently ‘left behind’, and collection of better data about progress.
It also requires integration across all goals, particularly around gender equality and women’s empowerment (MDG 3) such as reproductive rights; and around protecting the human rights of marginalised people, such as access to health.
We support redistributive measures that could finance these goals.
How We Work
STOPAIDS works through our Post-2015 Advocacy Group to influence the discussions – now in full swing – that will decide the new Global Development Framework.
This includes influencing broader UK and international civil society to promote coherence with our position, and influencing the UK Government to promote the STOPAIDS position through meetings, correspondence and discussion, and written submissions (see below).
For further information on the STOPAIDS Response or to get involved with the Post-2015 Advocacy Group please email Matt.
The Post-2015 Process
The process to date has included global consultations, a High Level Panel of Eminent Persons, reports by other Forums, and a report of the UN Secretary General. The process continues until September 2015 when intergovernmental discussions will decide the final Post-2015 Development Framework.
Click here for an overview of the inclusion of health and HIV in Post-2015 discussions