Words by Abi Scaife
New information shows AIDS can be ended by 2030.
Amazing! What’s the story?
The report released by UNAIDS shows that there is a very clear path to ending AIDS, and that it could be done in the next 7 years.
The report ‘The Path that Ends AIDS’ can be read here. It outlines how ending AIDS is a political and financial choice, and those countries already following advice are seeing incredible results.
What is the advice?
The path is clear - to end AIDS leaders need to invest financially and politically in evidence-based HIV prevention and treatment, health systems integration, non-discriminatory laws, gender equality, and empowered community networks.
For more information, you can visit the UNAIDS website.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
National AIDs Trust. This charity works to stop HIV from standing in the way of health, dignity and equality, and to end new HIV transmissions. Learn more here.
The Elton John AIDs Foundation. This charity works with marginalised and forgotten communities to help eradicate AIDs. Support them here.
Frontline AIDs. They work with communities in more than 100 countries, taking local, national and global action on HIV, health and human rights. Find out more.