Oscar Fernandes, Member of Parliament and President of the forum of Parliamentarians on HIV/AIDS in India on how support and awareness is growing, but still India has a long way to go.
Oussama Tawil, UNAIDS Country Coordinator on the need to close the gap in access to HIV prevention, treatment and care, ending social stigma and providing social protection schemes.
Mr Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UNODC and Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna on his vision of Getting to Zero, ending stigma and discrimination, ensuring no one is left behind, and the key takeaways from his visit to India.
On World Aids day, Cristina Abertin, Representative for South Asia, UNODC said that no one facing HIV should be left behind and laws and policies should be reviewed to include the drug users and prisoners as well.
J.D. Seelam, Member, Forum of Parliamentarians on HIV/AIDS on the need to develop synergy between the various ministries, NGOs and the international organisations working on protecting the human rights of people affected by HIV.
Charan Sharma, Secretary, Indian Drug User Forum on how people who inject drugs are left behind. They face the dual stigma of being drug users and also living with HIV.
On World Aids day, two community activists talk about how their lives changed after saying no to drugs.
Alok, a drug user community activist on how the government policies should be designed to reach out to all communities.
Oscar Fernandes, Minister of Road Transport and Highways and President, Forum of Parliamentarians on HIV/AIDS
Through involving panchayat leaders in spreading awareness about HIV/ AIDS at the grassroots, infection rates have declined by 50 percent.
Members of the Indian Parliament share their views on what needs to be done to address the challenge of HIV/ AIDS in India
Prasada Rao, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for AIDS in the Asia Pacific calls the recent Indian Court judgment on criminalizing homosexuality a setback for the movement to reduce the spread of HIV/ AIDS in the region.
J.D. Seelam, Minister of State (Revenue) and Secretary General, Forum of Parliamentarians on HIV/AIDS says the most important step for India is to enact the draft Bill on protecting the human rights of people affected by HIV and ensuring their rehabilitation.