Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

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UNAIDS is an innovative UN partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support. UN AIDS vision is summarized by the three zeros: Zero new HIV infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths.

In Yemen, UNAIDS aims to support the national response to reduce sexual transmission of HIV among vulnerable groups and populations most at risk. This is done by conducting comprehensive prevention programmes, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in communities and emergency setting for internally displaced persons (IDPs), and generate strategic information for better planning for key population interventions and improve monitoring and evaluation.

UNAIDS works with the government, civil society and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) associations to eliminate stigma and discrimination against people who are living with, or in various ways are affected by HIV.

UNAIDS also work to improve access to treatment care and support services by advocating for increased resource allocation from government, UN co-sponsors, and donors, as well as facilitating a dialogue addressing human rights-related barriers to HIV and access to justice. This is done by promoting laws and policies that ensure the full realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for affected people, as well as improved quality of, and increased access to, available treatment and care services.

UNAIDS also works to eliminate gender inequalities, fight gender-based abuse and violence, and to increase the capacity of women and girls to protect themselves from HIV.