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Featured The role of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Delivering Gender Equality

Girls and young women aged 15-24 years in sub-Saharan Africa are up to eight times more likely to be HIV positive compared to boys and men of the same age. This age group is expected to double in sub-Saharan Africa in the next decade and therefore urgent action is needed to end the epidemic and prevent a resurgence of HIV. In stepping up its work against gender-based health inequalities, the Global Fund has more than quadrupled investments to reduce new HIV infections for adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa with strong community-based prevention programmes. The Global Fund has also recently set a bold target to reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 58% in 13 African countries over the next five years as part of their HER: HIV Epidemic Response campaign.

Featured HIV Beyond Goal 3 – Interconnections between HIV, Human Rights and Sustainable Development

This paper explains the interconnections between certain Sustainable Development Goal targets, human rights laws, and HIV. Ending AIDS is now part of a broader health goal within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Those who are committed to ending the AIDS epidemic realise that a purely medical response is not effective. The AIDS response must also … Continued

The Role of the Private Sector in Global Health

This paper seeks to address several questions including; How does the private sector currently operate in the field of global health? What has the impact of private sector involvement in global health been to date? How has Civil Society engaged with the Private Sector to date? What principles might guide our engagement?

Featured Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV

The Factsheet highlights the intersectional forms of discrimination, abuse and violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, actual and perceived HIV status, socioeconomic status, race age and/or other diversities diminish the ability of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals to realise their human rights, including their right to health care. It also … Continued

Stocktake of DFID’s work on key populations, July 2014

Entitled “Increasing DFID’s contribution to Addressing HIV among key populations” and building on our earlier critique of DFID’s position paper on HIV and AIDS, the report makes a series of recommendations about how STOPAIDS members believe DFID can work more effectively to advance the rights of communities who are disproportionately affected by AIDS, notably men who … Continued

Harm Reduction and HIV

This factsheet explores harm reduction, effective interventions and outlines recommendations for the UK government. Harm reduction aims to reduce the health and social harms associated with drug use through a range of interventions and has been shown to be cost effective in preventing HIV infection among people who inject drugs.