HIV and AIDS Brief

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Approximately 36.9 million people are living with HIV. Nearly 1 million people die every year because they don’t know they have HIV or they start treatment too late. Many people with HIV—and those at risk for HIV infection—do not have access to prevention, treatment, and care. Adolescent girls and young women, in particular, have difficulty obtaining quality, youth-friendly sexual and reproductive care and HIV prevention and treatment services.

HIV impacts households, communities, and the development and economic growth of nations. Many of the countries hardest hit by HIV also face serious health and social challenges, such as tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, malaria, poor access to clean water, and economic and political instability.

URC is working with national HIV programs and partners in many of the world’s highest HIV-burdened countries to achieve UNAIDS and PEPFAR 95-95-95 goals. Our work aims to:

  • Improve the quality, availability, and consistency of HIV testing and treatment;
  • Prevent HIV transmission, including reducing the stigma for getting tested and seeking treatment; and
  • Conduct research that helps us to carry out the most effective programs possible.

 

Rosemary is thrilled to see her baby’s negative HIV test in Uganda. The Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project in Uganda more than tripled the number of HIV-related laboratory tests at supported labs between 2010 and 2015.
Rosemary is thrilled to see her baby’s negative HIV test in Uganda. The Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project in Uganda more than tripled the number of HIV-related laboratory tests at supported labs between 2010 and 2015.
Publication Date 
April 2019
Resource Type 
URC Briefs
Language 
English