World AIDS Day 2015

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World AIDS Day is a day for people around the world to commemorate those who have died from AIDS as well as showcase the work being done to fight HIV. The AIDSFree Project is commemorating the day with numerous projects, including the launch of a new short documentary called "It's About the People". Follow @AIDSFreeGen on Twitter and Facebook for real time updates.

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"It's About the People" Film Launch

"It's About the People" is a 13-minute film narrated by internationally renowned hip-hop artist, actor, and poet, Common (English version) and iconic East African hip hop artist, Fid Q (Kiswahili version.) The film tells the story of an innovative intervention to prevent HIV transmission in Tanzania and is directed by Emmy award winning filmmaker and founder of the ‘I Sell the Shadow' project for the United Nations, Lisa Russell, MPH.

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Read AIDSFree's "Getting To Zero: 13 Steps To An AIDS-Free Generation," a BuzzFeed list detailing why the fight against HIV is so important and what the AIDSFree Project is doing to combat it.

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A Time to Make Country 'Pivots', Always with an Eye Toward Epidemic Control

Read the blog post by AIDSFree's Helen Cornman, Acting Project Director, which discusses taking stock of the new strategies and initiatives that global stakeholders have released since World AIDS Day 2014. Reflect on how far and how fast we have traveled in a little less than 365 days.

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World AIDS Day Announcement by Ambassador Birx

Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy talks about the importance of World AIDS Day and the factors that could enable PEPFAR and its partners to reduce the number of new HIV infections by 90 percent worldwide.

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UNAIDS 2015 Report Highlights a Successful AIDSFree Program in Tanzania

The UNAIDS 2015 World AIDS Day report entitled On the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030: Focus on location and population was released this week. The report shows how governments are working with community groups and international partners to scale up health and social services that are located where they can have more impact.The report highlights AIDSFree's work in reaching men in rural areas of Tanzania through mapping and shows how GIS-aided geographical focusing can optimize service delivery and stimulate fast-track scale-up.

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ONE's Fourth Annual AIDS Report

ONE has launched their fourth-annual AIDS report entitled "Unfinished Business: Tracking Global Commitments on AIDS, Volume 4", which highlights the progress and unfinished business in the fight against the disease. The next five years will be important in the fight against the epidemic and an aggressive scale up of work is needed. Download the report.

Global Fund's New Strategic Framework

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria approved a new strategy for 2017-2022 to maximize impact, strengthen systems for health, promote and protect human rights and gender equality, and mobilize additional resources. Read the news story.

AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42% since the peak in 2004

UNAIDS 90-90-90 Initiative

UNAIDS' 90-90-90 Strategy outlines targets that we need to meet to end the HIV epidemic by 2020:

  • By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status.
  • By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.
  • By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

WHO Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Testing Services

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