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Here’s How We Can End AIDS by 2030

September 14, 2016

We can end AIDS as a public health crisis by 2030 — but only if we have the proper funding and focus in place.

That’s why world leaders are gathering in Montreal this weekend for The Global Fund Replenishment Conference, where governments and the private sector will stand up and pledge their commitments to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria over the next three years.

The goal is to raise $13 billion—which could save 8 million more lives and prevent 300 million new HIV infections. But without this funding, The Global Fund can’t hit the targets that would ensure we stay on track to end AIDS, TB and Malaria.

The Global Fund is the world’s largest war chest for fighting AIDS, TB & Malaria—a driving force in the fight against these deadly diseases. 100% of the money (RED) raises goes directly to The Global Fund. Together, we’ve seen tremendous successes in the AIDS fight.

Thanks to the Global Fund partnership and supported programs, 20 million lives have been saved—and when it comes to HIV, The Global Fund has provided 9.2 million people with life-saving medication—that’s more than half of all people currently on treatment. (RED) supported Global Fund grants have helped reach 70 million people with HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, counseling, and care services.

These milestones are incredible and have helped millions lead healthy and productive lives. But the fight is far from over. 37 million people are still living with HIV/AIDS—a treatable and preventable disease. HIV infections are on the rise in some regions, and girls and women are most at risk. Every single week, 7,000 young girls and women are newly infected with HIV. Every day 400 babies are born with HIV. We must get the number of new infections down, and ensure all people who need treatment have access to it. There is no guarantee this will happen without the funding and focus needed to turn the tide on AIDS.