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Naomi Campbell, model, actress and activist, participated in a two-day fact-finding trip to Lesotho with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. During the trip, @iamnaomicampbell visited the Adolescents and Mens’ Corner at Queen II hospital in Maseru, Lesotho, which provides integrated youth-friendly health services.

#NaomiCampbell #Maseru #Lesotho #youth #HIV #AIDS #UNAIDS

Tamara, a transgender woman from Lima, Peru, had struggled with her identity since elementary school, where she was bullied so intensely by her peers that she dropped out. When she was 18 years old, with few options for her, she began working on the streets as a sex worker. Tamara often said that she wasn’t going to live past 30. How could she, she asked defiantly, when society treats her as less than human?

From a young age, transgender people face stigma, discrimination and social rejection in their homes and communities. Such discrimination, violence and criminalization prevent transgender people from getting the HIV services they need to stay healthy.
Read the full story on unaids.org

Photos by @davillasana.

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Discrimination is a violation of human rights and must not go unchallenged. Speak out for zero discrimination.
Take our #zerodiscrimination quiz (link in bio) and find out more about our campaign on unaids.org.

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Teaching spreads knowledge, not HIV. Take the UNAIDS zero discrimination quiz (link in bio) and learn the facts.

For more info on our #zerodiscrimination campaign, visit unaids.org.

Discriminating a person based on their sexual orientation is a violation of human rights. Demand zero discrimination for all.
Find out more about our #zerodiscrimination campaign on unaids.org.

Living with HIV is not a reason to stop loving. Be part of the #zerodiscrimination movement.

Find out more about our zero discrimination campaign on unaids.org.

Today is Zero Discrimination Day!
We must challenge ourselves to recognize where everyday discrimination takes place and take action to stop it.
Visit unaids.org for more information on our #zerodiscrimination campaign.

Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, UNAIDS has launched a report announcing that nearly 21 million people living with HIV are now accessing treatment. The report also shows, however, that the people most marginalized in society and most affected by HIV are still facing major challenges in accessing the health and social services they urgently need.
The report was launched by UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, together with the South African Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Find out more and read the report on unaids.org.
#Khayelitsha #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #WorldAIDSDay #myrighttohealth #HIV #AIDS #UNAIDS

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé joined the former First Lady of the United States of America, Laura Bush, the First Lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, and the First Lady of Panama, Lorena Castillo de Varela, on 18 September to discuss how they have used their political platforms and voices to bring attention to some of the most pressing issues affecting the world.

The event, A Role Without a Rulebook: the Influence and Leadership of Global First Ladies, was held at the Concordia Annual Summit in New York, United States, and explored the challenges of being a woman of influence without a job description. Unelected but official, the spouses of government leaders have a unique opportunity to build bridges between civil society and government institutions. The three first ladies each shared how they have navigated the role, crafting their own platforms and agendas for progress.

Our Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, recently visited Yuetan Community Health Centre with our new Country Director in China, Ama Sanda. The facility is part of China’s highly regarded multitiered medical system, which has successfully brought life-saving services to people across the country.
“Community health centres are the first line of defence in protecting people’s health,” said Mr Sidibé. “The family-centred interface and clear bond between staff and patients exemplifies people-to-people connections.”
In 2015, there were more than 34 000 community health clinics providing essential health services to 706 million people in China.

Find out more at unaids.org.

#China #community #health #HIV #AIDS #UNAIDS

UNAIDS Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean Alejandra Oraa recently visited El Salvador to raise awareness about strengthening HIV prevention efforts for young people.

During her visit, @alejandraoraa met with youth leaders in order to learn where young people face barriers accessing sexual and reproductive health and HIV-related services and comprehensive sexuality education. Young people stressed the need to urgently accelerate efforts to provide youth with the tools they need to make informed decisions to protect their health, rights and dignity.

To find out more, visit unaids.org.

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Miss Universe 2015 and UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach), has launched an HIV awareness campaign with a public HIV screening in Taguig City in the Philippines.

The Progressive Information Awareness campaign, also known as the PIA project, aims to inform young people about HIV through social media and informative, youth-friendly videos, as well as to promote policies that will enable young people, particularly from key populations, to access HIV and other key health services.

Read more about the PIA project at unaids.org.


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