Although our understanding of the AIDS
epidemic and how to respond to it has grown enormously, significant challenges still remain. Around the world more than 35 million people are living with HIV today. Each week more than 40 000 people become newly infected with HIV and more than 30 000 die from AIDS-related illnesses. And although access to HIV treatment
has more than tripled over the last seven years, life-saving treatment is still out of reach for more than 18 million people around the world who are in urgent need.
With your donation we can help mobilize the resources required to:
- Ensure that mothers can protect themselves and their children from HIV.
- Help young people take leadership in the AIDS response so that services meet their needs.
- Support people living with HIV in getting access to antiretroviral therapy and other life-saving treatments.
- Empower women and girls to make their own decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives and become less vulnerable to HIV.
- Prevent stigma and discrimination and ensure human rights and dignity of all are respected for equal access to HIV and health services for all.
Investments in the response to HIV have produced important results for health, development and human rights. We support the strategies and tools that prevent new HIV infections; such as helping to keep children free from HIV and making sure that everyone has access to the information and HIV services they need
We draw on the best available research and latest scientific developments in our mission to transform lives and we are the unsurpassed global source of high-quality, up-to-the minute data on the epidemic. Without this it is not possible to develop the sound policies and programmes needed for success.
UNAIDS has a vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. This is what drives us and underlines our commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic as a global health threat.
With passion and dedication we provide leadership and strategic direction to the international response to HIV and ensure that more and more people around the world lead healthy, fulfilling lives, with access to the HIV services they need and with their dignity and human rights protected.
We are the voice of the voiceless, challenging stigma and discrimination wherever they emerge. We are making hope possible.