As we mark World AIDS Day today, those dedicated to controlling and ending the HIV epidemic find themselves in a fortunate position. We know what to do next—and that is stay the course. The scale of the epidemic demands nothing less.
Since the first World AIDS Day in 1988, we have seen tremendous changes in our collective response to HIV and AIDS–including changes in the way advocates, leaders, people affected by the virus, and others communicate about HIV. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other digital platforms have made it possible for us to connect in creative ways and to reach diverse audiences with messages about this yearly observance.
South Africa will host the AIDS 2016 conference in August. In the months leading up to the international meeting, momentum around the many efforts to reduce the country’s HIV prevalence is gaining. JSI’s Derek Kunaka explains how strategic information systems are essential to understanding community need and efficiently allocating resources where they are needed most.
African American men, women, and communities are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to whites and Latinos. For World AIDS Day, HIV analyst Sloane Bowman presents the demographic data in the United States and urges readers to disregard myths and rumors about HIV, its causes and treatment.
On World AIDS Day, JSI’s Farouk Umaru argues for increased investment laboratories to address the unmet need for rapid HIV testing in developing countries.
Who is most impacted by HIV in the United States, and what are the promising policies and interventions that can help reduce new infections and improve the health and well-being of those living with HIV? Stewart Landers, Director of JSI/Boston, offers insight and a thank you to those who have fought to end the epidemic.
For World AIDS Day, Senior HIV Advisor Marcy Levy explains the connection between gender-based violence and HIV, and the investments that are being made to reduce GBV and support victims/survivors.
Today, effective HIV prevention and treatment methods are available to more people around the world than ever before, however challenges in the fight to end the epidemic and improve the lives of people living with HIV still lie ahead. On World AIDS Day, JSI’s Andrew Fullem celebrates the opportunities to continue global progress toward an AIDS-free generation.
Every year on December 1st, JSI commemorates World AIDS Day to help raise awareness around HIV&AIDS, support people around the world living with HIV, honor those who have died, and reflect on both the progress that has been made and the obstacles that remain in the fight against HIV. On this day, JSI also recognizes the … Continue reading “JSI Honors World AIDS Day”
It is deceptively simple: a glossy white cover with gold letters, the seal of the President, and some words on paper. This is the first time in nearly three decades that the United States, one of the leaders in HIV, has a national strategy to address the epidemic. On this day, take a moment to celebrate this profound achievement. Read the strategy. We are all reflected in it. We all have a place.