As previously announced, Sir Elton John and the Duke of Sussex will launch a new global coalition focused on treating HIV infections in men at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. The coalition and its inaugural campaign will be unveiled on July 24th at the conference’s Opening Plenary and subsequently showcased in its Global Village.
“Two years ago at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, the Duke of Sussex participated in a panel looking at HIV and youth – the only age demographic where HIV infections are rising not falling” said Elton. “Since then, myfFoundation, along with other partners, have been undertaking participatory, human-centred design research collectively covering six countries. A critical finding from this work is the urgent need to rapidly scale up men’s access to and engagement in HIV testing and treatment services.”
The EJAF will also present the achievements of the LGBT Fund, a $10 million effort jointly financed by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief that was inaugurated in 2015 to support LGBT communities in multiple African countries.
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