There’s a slow progress towards ending HIV/AIDS which is due to the lack of comprehensive, high quality, rights-based, gender-responsive and context tailored services. The most affected populations are often neglected because HIV services are not tailored to meet the needs of these populations. The new strategy will be people-centred and calls for urgent action to link all individuals living with, or at risk of, HIV with the services they need, prioritising key populations and the ones most underserved.
Strategy 2: Break down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes
Instead of solely focusing on the technical details, the new strategy will also focus on social and structural factors that slow progress in the uptake of HIV. The Strategy prioritises lessons from recent successes and applies them more broadly, especially in countries where inequalities are enabled by punitive legal and policy frameworks. Communities of people living with, affected by, or most at risk of HIV must be supported and effectively resourced to reduce inequalities and to ensure that responses meet the needs of all people.
Strategy 3: Fully resource efficient HIV responses and integrate HIV in the systems for health, social protection, and humanitarian and pandemic responses:
Ending AIDS demands a concerted push to ensure that every country develops a truly sustainable response which:
- Receives sustainable, efficiently-used resourcing with equitable, evidence-based allocations that fully leverage technological innovations.
- Leverages and supports the systems integration that is needed to ensure that people affected by HIV have effective and equal access to the full range of services (medical and non-medical) they need to protect themselves against infection and to survive and thrive when living with HIV.
- Is resilient enough to deliver services to all people when and where they need them, with systems that operate effectively in both normal and emergency conditions.
- Ensures a comprehensive, whole-of-system response that includes greater cooperation, coherence, coordination and complementarity among development and humanitarian stakeholders.