UNAIDS

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, or UNAIDS, is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV epidemic.

UNAIDS‘ mission is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to HIV and AIDS that includes preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support to those already living with the virus, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV and alleviating the impact of the epidemic. UNAIDS is a joint venture of the United Nations family, which with all their resources aid to help the world prevent manage old cases of HIV, and prevent new infections. They care for people already living with the virus, and try to curb this epidemic from becoming a severe pandemic.

Five major components make up the role of UNAIDS:

  1. Leadership and advocacy for effective action on the epidemic
  2. Strategic information and technical support to guide efforts against AIDS worldwide
  3. Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of the epidemic and of responses to it
  4. Civil society engagement and the development of strategic partnerships
  5. Mobilization of resources to support an effective response

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, where it shares some site facilities with the World Health Organization, its first executive director was Dr. Peter Piot.

Read more on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_United_Nations_Programme_on_HIV/AIDS

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