Health systems and communities have been pushed to the breaking point by the coronavirus pandemic that the world was woefully unprepared for. Nearly two years on, networks of key populations and people living with HIV are still at the forefront of the COVID-19 response, working around the clock to ensure communities have access to timely and undisrupted HIV services. Among them is Youth LEAD, the network of young key populations from Asia and the Pacific, which in 2020 established the YKP COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support youth-led initiatives across Asia and the Pacific.Read More
Bangkok, 12 January 2022 – A new report by UNODC and UNAIDS reveals progress to end compulsory treatment for people who use drugs in East and Southeast Asia has stalled, and the transition to voluntary, evidence-informed and human-rights based services has slowed.Read More
1 December 2021
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Greetings on this World AIDS Day, and my solidarity with all around the world as we confront the impact of colliding pandemics.
This year, the world agreed on a bold plan that, if leaders fulfil it, will end AIDS by 2030. That’s so exciting.
But today we, as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, issue a stark warning. AIDS remains a pandemic, the red light is flashing and only by moving fast to end the inequalities that drive the pandemic can we overcome it.Read More
The Ministry for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination joins hands with the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day in Pakistan. The theme for this year is “End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.” and our Ministry is working with provinces to take steps to work with communities to halt the spread of new infections. As we all know, Pakistan has one of the fastest growing epidemics in the Asia Pacific region with an estimated 200,000 people living with HIV with 84% increase in new infections between 2010-2020.Read More
Today we join with the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day on Ending Inequalities, Ending AIDS and Ending Pandemics, our government commits to support those whose are still left behind in equitable access to Health and HIV prevention and treatments. Every year, this is a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come to since the early days of the AIDS epidemic. And those of you who lived through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma, and how hard people with HIV had to fight to be seen, or heard, or to be treated.Read More
Quezon City, the Philippines, 22/11/2022 – UNAIDS, together with the Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc.(PSFI), the PROTECTS Grant, the Department of Health, SPARK! Philippines, and the Local Government of Quezon City, through the efforts of Mayor Joy Belmonte, launched #UMatter, an advocacy campaign to end AIDS by 2030. The event, organized at Quezon City Hall Grounds, was attended by representatives from the national government and international organizations, members of the diplomatic corps, and advocates from civil society.Read More
UNAIDS is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Ly Penh Sun, Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD (NCHADS) Cambodia, who passed away on 9 November 2021. UNAIDS expresses its sincere condolences to his family, his friends and the country.Read More
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) in Thailand has been awarded the inaugural Circle of Excellence Award at the Fast-Track cities 2021 conference, held recently in Lisbon, Portugal. The Circle of Excellence Award showcases outstanding work in fast-tracking the HIV response and advancing innovative programming to end the AIDS epidemic in cities by 2030.Read More