Update on the AIDS Response in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Joint statement delivered by Caritas Internationalis on behalf of Association Community Pope John XXIII, Caritas Australia, Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, Edmund Rice International, International Association of Charities, International Catholic Child Bureau, Medical Mission Institute, and Trócaire.
By David Ruiz Villafranca, Senior Policy Advisor, Stop AIDS Allianc
This statement is made on behalf of Stop Aids Alliance and COC Netherlands.
We acknowledge UNAIDS’ role in positioning HIV and Aids within the post-2015 framework negotiations, and welcome the decision of the GA to convene a high-level meeting on HIV and Aids in 2016. We also applaud the efforts of civil society and the NGO delegation to make this happen and support given by member states.
34th UNAIDS PCB – Post-2015 Development Agenda
Statement by PACT
By Sara Vida Coumans (Dance4Life)
In high school, I organized HIV awareness days with three other students. Even then, I was fully aware that I could not do this alone and we needed to work as a group to have an impact. As we gear up for the Post-2015 negotiations, we see young people around the world getting organized to have our priorities reflected.
By Suzette Moses-Burton, Executive Director, GNP+
On behalf of GNP+ I would like to raise three issues on this thematic.
1) It is very appropriate that this issue of social protection is being discussed as we move toward the goal of achieving three zeros. Pills without protection mean NOTHING. The health and well being of our lives as people living with HIV should not and cannot be defined simply by our ability to access treatment.
2) We applaud those who are working on the issue of social protection in meaningful partnership with PLHIV so that what is put in place and what needs to be put in place reflects the value of our lived experience and aspirations as People Living with HIV.
3) The need for social protection raises a series of complex issues that go well beyond the boundaries of HIV and speak to the larger issues of social justice, equity and human rights. However in the context of HIV, social protection will raise even more complex issues as an increasing number of us are not only able to live, but to more clearly articulate HOW we want to live. This will require tailored and specific solutions. For we not only need to live but to prepare for what was not so long ago the unthinkable aspiration of living longer.
by Nadia Raffif
In every world region, men who have sex with men (MSM) face significantly higher rates of HIV than the general population. Young people are also at increased risk for HIV, comprising over 40% of new HIV infections worldwide. Young MSM (YMSM) face the heightened risks of both populations, as well as a number of vulnerabilities that are unique to YMSM. While data on HIV among YMSM are extremely limited, existing studies show high HIV prevalence among YMSM around the world: Russia (9%), Malawi (22%), Namibia (17%), Botswana (21%), United States (19%), Peru (13%), China (6%).
by Damon Barrett
Injecting drug use among adolescents has been largely overlooked in responses to HIV.
At Harm Reduction International we have undertaken the first global snapshot of available data on this issue – copies are available outside (And online at http://www.ihra.net/contents/1431 )