Early Diagnosis and Treatment for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV: Urgent Call by Religious and Faith-Inspired Organizations for Greater Commitment and Action


As professionals engaged in the response to the continuing and grave challenges posed by the HIV epidemic, at global, national, and local levels, we gathered from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America, to share our knowledge, experience, and good practice models but also our grave concerns, with special attention to the wellbeing and future of children, vulnerable to, or already living with HIV. We were joined in these strategic reflections and discussions by other key stakeholders, including officials of multi-lateral organizations and national governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) facilitating provision of services (implementing agencies), and various innovative funding, research, development, and advocacy organizations committed to advance the shared vision to end new infections of HIV among children and keep their mothers healthy, and to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. “We need to bring our minds and our hearts together to face the future to take us to the end of AIDS.


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