2021 Global Snapshot on HIV & AIDS

Pregnant women, children and adolescents

A doctor conducts a blood test on baby, testing children early can save lives
UNICEF Malawi/2016


With a new Political Declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2021,this year’s World AIDS Day will be observed with a renewed sense of commitment to reach the 95-95-95 targets, as we begin the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic. The new targets underscore the need to fulfil the right to health and other human rights for people living with, at risk of, and affected by HIV by addressing societal and structural barriers, including economic and legal constraints, to access equitable HIV prevention, treatment and care. This renewed momentum is especially needed in a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has led to severe setbacks for HIV programme responses.

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