2020 World AIDS Day Key messages

2020 World AIDS Day Key messages
1. Renew our fight to end AIDS

It’s time to invest, innovate and integrate HIV services with broader health care and the pandemic response, to help us get back on track to end HIV by 2030. We are missing the global targets for 2020. On 1 December, we renew our call to do better.
2. Use innovative HIV services to ensure continued HIV care

There are many new approaches countries are adopting to ensure HIV care during the pandemic – for example providing multi-month prescriptions of HIV medicines to protect the health of people on HIV treatment and to reduce the burden on a stretched health service.
3. Engage and protect nurses, midwives and community health workers

Nurses and midwives are on the frontline of HIV care, treatment and prevention. In this year of the Nurse and the Midwife, we urge policymakers to ensure that frontline health workers, nurses, midwives and community health workers are engaged, supported and protected when delivering services for HIV and COVID-19.
4. Prioritize the vulnerable – youth and key populations
We need to ensure continued provision of HIV services for children, adolescents and key populations during COVID-19. Key populations include people who use drugs, men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people and people in prisons that are disproportionately affected by HIV.

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