The following post originally appeared on the Art for AIDS International Blog on 24 April 2012 In 2011, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) challenged young people from around the world to collaborate and crowdsource the next global HIV strategy. Today, after five months of collaborative efforts, youth leaders from around the world […]
Thirty years into the response to HIV, an estimated 3000 young people are newly infected with HIV everyday. Many young people living with HIV still do not have access to treatment and only 34% of all young people have correct and comprehensive knowledge about HIV and how to protect themselves. That is why more than […]
In November I published a post highlighting an exciting new UNAIDS campaign called #PreventionRevolution that sought to capitalize on the power of Social Media Networks to help raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. While UNAIDS had dabbled with Social Media marketing in the past, #PreventionRevolution represented in many ways their first holisitic multi-platform campaign, which, for those […]
This year it seems there has been considerable hype leading up to World AIDS Day. UNAIDS released their 2010 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, the Pope finally acknowledged the valuable role of safe sex in the fight against AIDS, and celebrities everywhere are logging off of twitter to raise funds for the pediatric care of […]
This past week UNAIDS released the 2010 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic. In it, UNAIDS highlights a number of key successes that seem to suggest that the HIV/AIDS pandemic has passed peak infection levels. One statistic in particular has been drawing considerable media attention: New infections have dropped by 20% globally. While this statistic […]
Content from this post originally appeared on the UNAIDS Today Blog: Talking about a revolution: HIV/AIDS Prevention focus for UNAIDS social media initiative “More than 7000 people are infected with HIV every day. We need a prevention revolution.” This is the message that UNAIDS used recently to launch a social media initiative across Twitter and Facebook to […]
Twenty-two of the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa have reduced new HIV infections by more than 25%
UNAIDS Executive Secretary Michel Sidibe states that “for the first time change is happening at the heart of the epidemic. In places where HIV was stealing away dreams, we now have hope”.