The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is proud to mark World AIDS Day by highlighting the work of our HRC Global Innovators who are part of HRC’s Global Alumni Network.
The theme of this year's campaign is “Know Your Status,” and our alumni around the world are working to ensure that LGBTQ people most affected by HIV -- especially transgender women and gay and bisexual men -- are able to access HIV testing and treatment without fear.
According to UNAIDS, a quarter of people living with HIV today do not know their status. Barriers such as stigma and discrimination prevent many people from accessing confidential testing. LGBTQ people are especially likely to be adversely affected.
“We are proud to be connected with LGBTQ leaders and allies for equality in every part of the world through HRC’s Global Alumni Network. These innovative advocates are leading the way to make sure LGBTQ community members know their status through testing and are able to get treatment,” said HRC Senior Global Programs Officer Jay Gilliam.
Read more about the ways some of our HRC Global Innovators are working every day across the world to ensure that LGBTQ people can access life-saving HIV prevention, treatment and care here.