HIV presents the world with many challenges. Humanitarian organizations have worked hard in the fight against HIV, making up for a lack of action in the earlier years of the epidemic. However, there is far more work to be done in partnership with affected communities and governments around the world.

National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have joined together in a Global Alliance on HIV. Their resolution is to do more and to do it better in their collective fight against this epidemic.

The IFRC is committed to doubling the reach of its HIV programme in prevention, treatment, care and support - and in tackling stigma and discrimination.

  1. Rising to the Challenge – the Red Cross Red Crescent approach to HIV. Read about our collective commitment to do more and to do better to reduce vulnerability to HIV and its worldwide impact.
  2. Stigma and discrimination: The IFRC has been at the forefront of global efforts to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS.
  3. Care, treatment and support: Providing adequate care, treatment and support for people living with HIV is a priority in Red Cross Red Crescent HIV programmes.
  4. Prevention: Community mobilization is the key to successful HIV prevention and Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers can make a tremendous difference as they live and work in affected communities across the world.
  5. Case studies: Find out more about people living with HIV and how Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers have helped them.


Read the new HIV brochure: HIV, Rising to the challenge

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