The regional perspective

HIV continues to thrive amid inequality and disparity. Achieving equitable access to treatment for key populations at higher risk of HIV remains an unmet challenge of the global HIV response.

In 2012, around 9.7 million people had access to the lifesaving treatment, representing only one-third of those eligible. Access to testing and lack of knowledge of one’s HIV status are the biggest barriers to accessing treatment.

The Red Cross Red Crescent formidable strength is the capacity to undertake direct action at community and family levels, while building sustainable community systems to strengthen integrated service delivery and community resilience overall. Our HIV strategy focuses on community-led initiatives to scale-up HIV services and seek out the most vulnerable people. Through our vast network of volunteers living in remote communities in every corner of the globe, we promote community-based HIV prevention, care, treatment and support interventions.

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Guiding Documents

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