HIV / AIDS

Globally there are 34 million people living with HIV. While new HIV infections have declined by 20 percent between 2001 and 2011, the HIV epidemic continues to outpace the response. In 2011, 2.5 million people were newly infected with HIV and 1.7 million people died from AIDS-related causes. UNDP works with countries to understand and respond to the development dimensions of HIV and health, recognizing that action outside the health sector can contribute significantly to better health outcomes.

Our Goals

UNDP supports countries to integrate attention to HIV in national planning, gender equality and MDG efforts; promote enabling human rights and legislative environments to reduce vulnerability to HIV and strengthen governance and coordination of national responses; and strengthen implementation of complex, multilateral and multi-sectoral funds and programmes including those financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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Facts & Figures

In more than 40 countries, UNDP has helped implement large-scale programmes, managing around $2.7 billion of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria portfolio since 2003, with benefits for millions of people.

Our Stories

Featured video: UNDP's Response to HIV

Featured publications
UNDP Strategy on HIV, Health and Development

This strategy note elaborates UNDP's response to address social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and Health.

Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region

The ‘Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region’ report aims to provide a research and strategic information framework.

HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health
The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV.
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