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Jeopardising progress: Impact of the UK Government’s aid cuts on HIV & AIDS worldwide

This report follows the inquiry conducted by the APPG on HIV, STOPAIDS and Frontline AIDS on the impact of the ODA cuts on the HIV response. Through exploring case studies of UK Aid- funded multilateral, bilateral and research projects, it analyses how crucial organisations, people living with HIV and the HIV response are being affected … Continued

The impact of integrating mental health services on HIV and TB outcomes

It is increasingly acknowledged that mental health is a risk factor for HIV and TB and can negatively impact on the course of the disease and treatment, and that living with HIV and/ or TB is a significant risk factor for a decline in an individual’s mental health and developing psychiatric illness. The findings of … Continued

An international pandemic treaty must centre on human rights

The proposed International Pandemic Treaty could be undermined by political posturing and national protectionism—or it could be an opportunity to chart a different global future based on human rights. Those in charge of drafting the treaty must begin with a clear look at the grave abuses that have characterized the covid-19 pandemic: authoritarian power grabs; … Continued

A Democracy Deficit in Digital Health?

Today, new technologies are rapidly reshaping how we access health information, find health facilities, and how health care providers diagnose and treat patients. These new technologies offer exciting opportunities, but also risk rolling back the fragile gains in human rights, by sharing and commodifying our most intimate health and behavioral information, and by leaving vulnerable … Continued

STOPAIDS Strategy Development

STOPAIDS has embarked on the development of the new STOPAIDS Strategy 2021-2024. As a first step in our horizon scanning process, the STOPAIDS staff developed 10 thought papers examining key questions that we think are critical to inform our understanding of the context that the new strategy will need to operate in. These are available … Continued

Featured HIV and Quality of Life Factsheet

Quality of life (QoL) is an essential issue for all people, regardless of whether they are living with HIV or not. This factsheet is intended to be used as a good practice guide for STOPAIDS members and the wider international development sector. The paper takes a whole-life-course approach and highlights best-practice case studies from across … Continued

Wake Up Campaign Briefing

  Wake Up Campaign Briefing Despite being preventable, AIDS-related illnesses are still among the leading causes of infant mortality. In 2016, 120,000 children died due to AIDS-related illnesses. DFID’s historic leadership and funding for the HIV response has helped bring incredible progress in access to prevention, treatment and care. The UK’s pledge at the Global … Continued