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World AIDS Day 2022

Since the creation of the Global Fund over 20 years ago, our partnership has achieved what was once considered impossible. In countries where the Global Fund invests, total AIDS-related deaths have dropped by 70% since the Global Fund was founded in 2002.

But our fight isn’t over. After years of steady progress against the virus, new HIV infections are rising in numerous communities and our progress has stalled. Even before COVID-19, we were off track to meeting our targets for the reduction of new infections and deaths from HIV. Now we are even further off course.

This World AIDS Day it is time to get back on track to end AIDS as a public health threat once and for all. Working together, we must build a truly global approach in the fight against HIV that leaves no one behind.

The Best Way to Prepare for the Next Pandemic Is Not What You Think

The fight against HIV needs new impetus. As we feared when COVID-19 first emerged, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on progress against HIV and AIDS. But even before COVID-19, we were behind our targets for reducing new infections and deaths from HIV. Now, we are way off track.

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We Have Tools to Prevent HIV – Let's Make Sure They Reach Those Who Need Them Most

As we prepare for the next Global Fund funding cycle, we are working with programmers, researchers and advocates to adapt our HIV prevention investments to leverage new opportunities and to improve choices for people who need HIV prevention most.

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World AIDS Day: How are we supposed to protect our babies?

The importance of breastfeeding has been established as essential to a baby’s development for centuries; but what if you’re faced with the problem of needing to breastfeed your child while potentially passing on a disease? This is the reality for many breastfeeding mothers living with HIV in Ukraine, since February this year, when Russia invaded Ukraine.

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Emergency HIV Prevention for People Displaced in Ukraine

Vadym is one of an estimated 14 million people who have had to flee their homes in search of safety due to the war in Ukraine. Now in the city of Lviv in the west of the country, safety and stability are still out of reach.

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An HIV Peer Educator Lights a Fuse for Girls in Her Community

One afternoon in May, Neema Waziri walked up a dirt street in Dodoma, Tanzania, her bag brimming with condoms. Neema, 22, a single mother of one, was here to face her past – and her future.

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Monica From Papua New Guinea Encourages All Women to Know Their HIV Status

Monica encourages everyone in her community to know their HIV status by getting tested regularly. And if HIV positive, she encourages them to stay on their medications.

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Justin’s Fight: Ensuring Every Young Person Can Access HIV Prevention, Testing and Care

At 16 years old it was incredibly daunting for Justin to tell his parents that he was gay. Both his mother and father were supportive, but worried how their son would be treated.

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"Put people first" podcast

This special episode of HIV unmuted, the award-winning IAS podcast, marks World AIDS Day, which has taken place on 1 December every year since 1988. On this day, we remember the people we have lost, reflect on how far we have come, and rally together to strengthen our resolve in the HIV response.

With Yvette Raphael, Peter Sands, Romina Mauas and Gastón Devisich

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Join member states, international organizations and communities working on AIDS in Geneva for an afternoon of action and solidarity for World AIDS Day. Video streamed at 14:00 CET on December 1st, 2022.