World AIDS Day is a day to remember those who have died from AIDS and to honor the efforts of people who have contributed to global efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation. The AIDSFree Project is commemorating the day by participating in two important campaigns. First, AIDSFree proudly celebrates USAID’s 30-year investment in the fight against HIV and will be participating in the #HIV30x30 Campaign on social media. Second, AIDSFree recognizes the essential role that prevention plays in ending HIV. For the nine weeks leading up to World AIDS Day, the AIDSFree team will participate in UNAIDS’ Hands Up for HIV Prevention campaign; each week highlights a different aspect of HIV prevention. Follow along with us each week on our website and on social media.
The AIDSFree Prevention Update provides a sample of summaries and abstracts of recent articles on global HIV prevention issues from a variety of scientific, peer-reviewed journals. It also includes state-of-the-art program resources, such as tools, curricula, program reports, and unpublished research findings.
World AIDS Day
Countdown to World AIDS Day: Week 1 - Invest in HIV Prevention
Countdown to World AIDS Day: Week 2 - Key Populations
Countdown to World AIDS Day: Week 3 - Testing Viral Suppression
Countdown to World AIDS Day: Week 4 - Empowerment of Young Women/Girls
Countdown to World AIDS Day: Week 5 - PrEP
Countdown to World AIDS Day: Week 6 - EMTCT
Swaziland: AIDSFree’s work has shown that EID programs can be effective in increasing the number of infants tested and linked to care. In Swaziland, AIDSFree mentored providers and developed systems for tracking and contacting clients; as a result, 87 percent of exposed infants were identified and tested, and 85 percent of positive infants were started on treatment.
In Tanzania, AIDSFree provided technical assistance to improve HIV services, including PMTCT and EID, in 44 prison and police facilities. Through June 2016, this work supported PMTCT for over 10,000 women and provided antiretroviral therapy for 322 women and EID for 403 infants (92% of those exposed).
Only 60% of pregnant & breastfeeding women living with HIV received ART to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Countdown to World AIDS Day: Week 7 - VMMC
VMMC reduces HIV risk by 60%