It includes four different road maps (Saving Lives, Smart Investments, Shared Responsibility and Driving Results with Science), each with specific goals and action steps. It emphasises the need for strategic investments and scale-up of high-impact, combination prevention activities over the next three to five years.
The Alliance particularly welcomes the Road Map for Smart Investments, which commits to “going where the virus is: targeting evidence-based interventions for populations at greatest risk”. The evidence tells us that in all regions of the world it is men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people and other key populations who are disproportionally affected by HIV. These people often have limited or no access to health care and HIV services because of stigma and discrimination, criminalizing laws, human rights abuses, and violence.
Civil society recognised
Within the Blueprint, the Road Map for Shared Responsibility commits to increased support for civil society as a partner in the global AIDS response. Jason Taylor Wright, Director of the Alliance’s US office said “We are happy to see a strong recognition in the Blueprint of the vital role that civil society is playing in the AIDS response. Continued financial and technical support for civil society and community-based organisations to build their capacity to deliver services and to advocate for evidence and rights based policies is essential.“
• This World AIDS Day, the Alliance has called on the UK Government, as the world’s second largest bilateral donor, to develop a similar blueprint. It is now time for all stakeholders to play their part in achieving an HIV-free generation.
• Read this blog on the US Blueprint by Alliance US Director Jason Taylor Wright.