“We know that it is only through education that we can correct deep-seated inequalities that fuel the HIV epidemic, especially among young people,” says Minister of Education for Sierra Leone, David Moinina Sengeh, at #PCB50 .
On National #Indigenous Peoples Day #NIPD2022 , a win for Indigenous Peoples and Communities when advocacy effort led to a major donor member state mentioning #BIPOC in one of its interventions at a multilateral #HIV / #AIDS policy platform
At #PCB50 , speakers discuss the education sector as an entry point for promoting comprehensive sexuality education––including HIV knowledge and awareness, prevention, testing and treatment, and ending stigma and discrimination. #EducationPlus
With UNAIDS we underscore that biomedical interventions alone will not be able to #EndAIDS . We need to address the underlying causes; criminalization, stigma and gender-based violence. These are the real diseases of our societies we need to tackle. #PCB50
Today, Ambassador John Nkengasong and other #PEPFAR officials represented the U.S. government at UNAIDS#PCB50 , affirming PEPFAR's partnership and support and the U.S. government’s commitment to #EndAIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
'Every year, young people living with HIV are dying not from the virus but from the fear, social stigma and anxiety created by discrimination. For millions of young people, it still feels safer to hide in the shadows than it is to ask for support,' says Yana Panfilova.
Kenya is participating in the UNAIDS#PCB50 as Rapporteur of the PCB Bureau. This morning, Kenya delivered the African regional statement following the report of the Executive Director Winnie Byanyima. Kenya reiterated the need for a strengthened UNAIDS and a fully funded UBRAF
📽️Watch this amazing video created by our partners Zvandiri with the young people and their peers sharing experiences about self-stigma and HIV who were part of the Wakakosha program to address the UNAIDS#PCB50 Listen to these confident voices advocating to end the stigma.