Project Description

The AIDS response has made great progress over the past decade. Today, millions of people globally have access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy and new HIV infections have slowed. The target of achieving universal health coverage is ambitious, but if met could be an important step towards ensuring that all people have good health and that HIV services are available for everyone who needs them. It is essential that efforts to achieve universal health coverage include a fully funded AIDS response and strong community engagement and that they build on the gains in human rights and gender equality made by networks of people living with HIV and key populations —gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, people who inject drugs, prisoners and other incarcerated people, migrants, as well as women and adolescent girls. Work towards achieving the goals of achieving universal health coverage and ending AIDS can be, and should be, complementary. This UNAIDS guide offers 10 actions for civil society on HIV and Universal Health Coverage – and more.