2011 marks a critical point in our fight against AIDS. The world has made incredible progress in its efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, and 6.6 million people on treatment today are living proof that programs like the Global Fund work. Still, we are a long way from declaring victory on AIDS: there are 9 million people still in need of treatment, more than 370,000 children are infected with HIV each year, and new infections still outpace those placed on treatment by nearly 2:1.
A number of recent game-changing studies have offered exciting new tools in the fight to prevent HIV. Now more than ever, we must recommit ourselves to the fight against HIV and to achieving specific, measurable goals that will help us bend the curve of this pandemic by 2015: end mother-to-child transmission of HIV, provide treatment to the 15 million people who need it, and drastically reduce new infections.
Though these goals are ambitious, they are all measurable and achievable. But it's only when we have the broad support of donors, African governments, organizations, and the private sector that the beginning of the end of AIDS will be real.
Jamie Gentille, an HIV/AIDS advocate who works with organizations like ONE and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, shares her experience growing up HIV-positive in the US. When I was a kid, my life was a secret. I couldn’t tell my friends that I contracted HIV from a ... More
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Princess Adeyeo is from Monrovia, Liberia and is HIV positive. But thanks to funding from the Global Fund she was able to give birth to a healthy HIV-free baby boy. Photo: Morgana Wingward[/caption]15 Instagram buy-outs; 384 Lionel Messis; 1 London Olympics; or ... More
This post is by Katri Kemppainen-Bertram, ONE's Policy Associate on Global Health. Today is World Health Day and this year's theme is high blood pressure - not something you often hear about at ONE.It’s an issue that is mostly seen as a rich world disease, whereas infectious ... More
Sunday 24 March is World TB Day. Katri Kemppainen-Bertram discusses the co-epidemic of TB and HIV and how combatting them together could be the solution.What do you see when you visualise an organization called The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria? Possibly sex (as HIV can be ... More
Sunday 24 March is World TB Day. Historically, TB has killed more people than any other disease. Surprised? I was too. ONE has been campaigning to make sure world leaders keep money coming into the Global Fund, our most effective weapon in the fight against HIV AIDS, TB and Malaria ... More
With the exception of World AIDS Day, it’s rare to see anything related to HIV/AIDS trending on Twitter, and even rarer still for the trending to happen because of good news. But the world—online and offline—was buzzing on Monday with exciting news: a young girl in ... More
This World AIDS Day, December 1, ONE and (RED) will join together to launch the (2015)QUILT (www.2015quilt.com)- an innovative social media initiative designed to bring people from all over the world together to fight for a historic achievement - the delivery of the first AIDS free generation in the more than 30 years since the virus was first diagnosed.