AIDSFree Prevention Update

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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 It also includes state-of-the-art program resources, such as tools, curricula, program reports, and unpublished research findings.

December 2017 - In Focus

HIV Prevention 2020 Road Map: Accelerating HIV Prevention to Reduce New Infections by 75%

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. 2017.

This roadmap provides guidance for countries to accelerate HIV prevention strategies to reach national and global goals to end the threat of AIDS by the year 2030. The document focuses on the 25 countries with the highest adolescent and adult HIV incidence, and outlines a call for governments to take key actions, including:

  • Strategically assessing key prevention needs and identifying policy and program barriers to progress.
  • Developing or revising national targets and roadmaps for prevention 2020.
  • Making institutional changes to enhance HIV prevention leadership, oversight, and management.
  • Introducing legal and policy changes to create an enabling environment for prevention.
  • Developing national guidance, intervention packages, and service delivery platforms.
  • Developing a consolidated prevention capacity building and technical assistance plan.
  • Strengthening civil society engagement and expanding community-based responses.
  • Assessing available prevention resources and developing a strategy to close financial gaps.
  • Establishing and strengthening prevention program monitoring systems.
  • Strengthening national and international accountability for prevention.

The guidance emphasizes the five prevention pillars: combination prevention for adolescent girls/young women and their partners and for key populations; strengthened national condom and behavioral change programs; voluntary medical male circumcision; and pre-exposure prophylaxis. It also summarizes commitments to reducing new HIV infections by governments, civil society, donors, and the business community.