Health GAP @ AIDS 2016

Health GAP was in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference from July 18-22, 2016 where, with allies from around the world, we hosted workshops, gave presentations, convened activist meetings and took to the streets to protest the deadly political decisions that prevent people living with HIV from around the world from accessing life-saving treatment. Among our demands were:

  •  an end to broken funding promises 
  •  action to address the massive shortage of health workers
  •  the elimination of bad trade deals that will drive up the prices of lifesaving medicines
  •  an end to bigotry, discrimination and repression that threatens to undermine the response. 


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If you are tired of endless rhetoric that is unaccompanied by serious action then make your organization’s voice heard by endorsing this call to action today, and coming out to the march July 18. Click here to see a full list of endorsers. Sign on your organization here

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Health GAP, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Section 27 organized a massive mobilization through the streets of Durban on the opening day of the conference. Over 6,000 activists from South Africa and around the world came together to demand that world leaders not turn their backs on people living with HIV.  



30 by 20: What will it take to get 30 million people on treatment by 2020?

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July 21, 2016 | India Endangering the Global AIDS Response

July 19, 2016 | Funding Drop Threatens Global AIDS Response

July 18, 2016 | AIDS Response at Code Red



US ‘committed to AIDS funding’. BBC News Africa.  July 19, 2016 |

Hope for ‘end of AIDS’ is disappearing, experts warn. The Guardian.  July 31, 2016 |

Think the AIDS epidemic is over? Far from it- it could be getting worse. The Guardian.  July 31, 2016 |

Why Obama’s ambition of an AIDS free generation is a pipe dream- podcast. The Guardian.  August 1, 2016 |

AIDS funding is in crisis.  Who will step up? Devex. July 28, 2016 |

Funding shortfall threatens ‘test and treat’ for HIV and AIDS. Devex.  July 25, 2016 |

Now is not the time to cut funding for SA’s HIV/AIDS programme, says US. Business Day.  July 20, 2016 |

Pay now or pay forever. The Hindu.  July 31, 2016 |

#AIDS2016: more funding needed, says activists. IOL. July 19, 2016 |

Malawi: decline in HIV/AIDS donor funding scares UNAIDS Director. All Africa.  July 19, 2016 |

Africa: global AIDS fight jeopardised by funding drought. All Africa.  July 21, 2016 |

The complicated math of AIDS. Voices of America. July 22, 2016 |

AIDS response under threat as funds dwindle. Jamaica Observer.  August 1, 2016 |

13% decline in global HIV funds, NACO says all’s well. Times of India. July 20, 2016 |

Activists march on 21st AIDS conference in Durban. Berea Mail.  July 18, 2016 |

March to AIDS conference highlights that millions remain untreated. Times Live.  July 18, 2016 |

AIDS activists demand treatment for all. Jamaica Observer.  July 18, 2016|

TAC stages protest at Durban AIDS Conference. ENCA.  July 18, 2016 | 

Alcom K. Progress towards 90-90-90 targets is promising, but funding is the critical step, says UNAIDS leader. NAM AIDS Map. July 18, 2016 |

Global AIDS gains ‘inadequate and fragile’ UN chief says. Boston Globe. July 18, 2016 |

The world spent $1 billion less on AIDS, jeopardizing decades of progress. Washington Post. July 25, 2016 |

March for increased AIDS funding. Health 24. July 19, 2016 |

Optimism about ending AIDS misplaced, some experts say. The Stewardship Report. July 18, 2016 |

Access to ARVs for all. News 24. July 19, 2016 |

Optimism about ending AIDS misplaced, some experts say. Voice of America. July 16, 2016 |

AIDS 2016: March urging India to protect access to medicine. East Coast Radio. July 21, 2016 |

Funds for HIV too little, could be fuelling epidemic: Global experts. The Times of India. July 18, 2016 |

NGOs, civil society organisations throttled in India: international activists. The Times of India. July 22, 2016 |

UN chief says gains made against AIDS ‘inadequate and fragile’. CBS News. July 18, 2016 |

Don’t spend money looking for an HIV cure- help the infected live instead, says the AIDS affected. Scroll. July 22, 2016 |