Tracking the Human Rights Response to HIVWith human rights abuses continuing to fuel the epidemic and impacting the health and rights of those most at-risk (i.e., men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, transgender people, and sex workers), targeted funding for a human rights response to HIV is critical. But is that happening? Sadly, no. Recent research from UNAIDS found that less than one percent of the $18.9 billion spent on the overall HIV response supports human rights programming.

Tracking the Human Rights Response to HIV

With human rights abuses continuing to fuel the epidemic and impacting the health and rights of those most at-risk (i.e., men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, transgender people, and sex workers), targeted funding for a human rights response to HIV is critical.

But is that happening?

Sadly, no. Recent research from UNAIDS found that less than one percent of the $18.9 billion spent on the overall HIV response supports human rights programming.

Donors Are Only Reaching 7% of Global Harm Reduction Needs
Harm reduction is smart: It helps drug users kick their addictions. It prevents HIV. It protects everyone from the spread of STIs. It promotes safe sex. It provides valuable education to the community. It saves governments money. It improves public health, worldwide. It helps stop, not fuel the injection drug epidemic.

Donors Are Only Reaching 7% of Global Harm Reduction Needs

Harm reduction is smart: It helps drug users kick their addictions. It prevents HIV. It protects everyone from the spread of STIs. It promotes safe sex. It provides valuable education to the community. It saves governments money. It improves public health, worldwide. It helps stop, not fuel the injection drug epidemic.

UNAIDS Gap Report: 35M Have HIV, 19M of Them Don’t Know It

More of the latest stats on global AIDS:

  • 2.1 million people were newly infected with HIV in 2013.
  • New infections have dropped by 38% since 2001, with a 13% global decline over the past 3 years alone.
  • 22 million people living with HIV around the world still do not have access to lifesaving treatment.
  • Nearly 19 million people living with HIV worldwide do not know their status.
Today, 3/1, POZ Staff Celebrates Zero Discrimination Day 2014!Help us call for people worldwide to promote the right of individuals to full lives with dignity, regardless of their appearance, where they live or whom they love. Join in by downloading a butterfly, which represents transformation, at the UNAIDS website. Then take a picture of yourself holding it and post it on your social media!

Today, 3/1, POZ Staff Celebrates Zero Discrimination Day 2014!

Help us call for people worldwide to promote the right of individuals to full lives with dignity, regardless of their appearance, where they live or whom they love.

Join in by downloading a butterfly, which represents transformation, at the UNAIDS website. Then take a picture of yourself holding it and post it on your social media!