The Amsterdam Affirmation: People, Politics, Power

The Amsterdam Affirmation: People, Politics, Power at AIDS 2018

International AIDS Society

Much has changed since the global HIV community convened at the previous International AIDS conference in Durban in 2016. Advances in science have been significant, including widespread acceptance that HIV is untransmittable with an undetectable viral load, increased PrEP rollout, innovative treatment delivery methods and promising developments in cure and vaccine research. But while there have been success stories, prevention efforts continue to lag and new HIV infections are still on the rise among key populations and young women and girls. These groups continue to experience high levels of structural violence and stigma. Coupled with a rising tide of populism, questionable political commitment and leadership and declining financial resources, the HIV response is operating in a fragile environment. People, politics and power lie at the heart of the AIDS epidemic. How these intersect will continue to be critically important in achieving the agreed global targets and universal health coverage. We must not be gagged. Now, more than ever, we need people, politics and power to come together to deliver a more just and inclusive response

July 23, 2018
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International AIDS Society (IAS), 22nd International AIDS Conference

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