UNAIDS Executive Director urges to close the gap and end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Stigma and Discrimination
Oussama Tawil, UNAIDS Country Coordinator on how we need to address stigma and discrimination in healthcare, education and employment.
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.
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.
Voices from Parliament
Members of the Indian Parliament share their views on what needs to be done to address the challenge of HIV/ AIDS in India
Kousalya Periasamy, President, Positive Women’s Network says social protection is very important for women living with HIV who comprise 40 percent of the affected population.
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.
Lov Verma, Secretary, Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on policies to address HIV/AIDS in India.
Young people and HIV
Gautam Yadav, Board Member, UNAIDS Youth Advisory Forum, on the importance of spreading awareness among young people on HIV/AIDS
2013 World AIDS Day Message
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé says that for the first time we can see the end to a devastating epidemic… read more