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Revitalizing HIV Prevention

Background

The eastern and southern African region has made considerable progress in reducing new HIV infections among adults, by 10% between 2005 and 2015 and 4% between 2010 and 2015.Significant progress was made in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and scale-up of HIV treatment.

Despite these gains, since 2010, the number of new HIV infections among young people and adults (15+) has failed to decline for at least five years in the majority of countries in the region. In 2015 there were approximately 910,000 new HIV infections in the eastern and southern African region among these groups, which accounts for almost half of the global total.

Revitalizing HIV prevention in eastern and southern Africa region

Against this backdrop, and to fast-track the HIV prevention response, a regional partnership agenda – Revitalizing HIV prevention in eastern and southern Africa - was initiated. This regional agenda is a close partnership and collaboration between Government of Zimbabwe, UNAIDS, UNFPA, Ford Foundation and the World Bank. This has resulted in a political and a technical platform/consortium calling for revitalizing HIV prevention for the eastern and southern Africa region. This collaboration has been working to galvanize high level political leaders and policy makers from 13 countries, as well as community leaders, researchers and academic institutions, civil society and development partners. Together they are jointly calling for increased accountability and investments for HIV prevention. Furthermore, the collaboration has called for fast tracking implementation and service delivery of the five pillars of HIV prevention and generation of real time evidence to work towards the regional and country HIV prevention targets, along with scale up of HIV treatment.

Repository – Revitalizing HIV prevention

This regional repository has been developed in a partnership between EHPSA and the UNAIDS Regional Support Team (RST), eastern and southern Africa region. It is envisaged that this repository and its use will enable a variety of partners both at country and regional levels to consistently promote evidence informed advocacy by intensifying evidence uptake for revitalizing HIV prevention and fast tracking implementation and service delivery in countries.

This repository consists of strategic information about revitalizing HIV prevention in the eastern and southern Africa region; key resources from countries on HIV prevention; five pillars of HIV prevention and its targets; regional presentations; global reports and resources on five pillars of HIV prevention.

RESOURCES for Revitalizing HIV Prevention: