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.
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 paper outlines an approach to HIV prevention: “a package of prevention interventions – combination prevention – tailored to local epidemiology is the only effective way of tackling the spread of the epidemic.” The Prevention Working Group of the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development. (2011)
The Roadmap begins with the latest UNAIDS definition of comprehensive care and support and is followed by an accompanying set of programming principles for care and support that have been developed by the Care and Support Working Group of the Consortium in consultation with the TAG advisory group. (2011)