Working together to fight HIV and AIDS

Blood collection in a hospital in Tanzania

Background: HIV and AIDS

It is more than 30 years since the discovery of the human immuno­deficiency virus (HIV) and it has now spread across the whole of the world. Today some 36.9 million people are estimated to be carrying the HI virus. Very many of those affected live in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where some 25.8 million people were infected in 2014. The disease is not only a disaster in human terms, but in social and economic terms too, and jeopardises sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment in the coun­tries affected. Containing HIV and AIDS is one of the biggest challenges currently facing de­vel­op­ment policy. more

The German contribution to containing the worldwide spread of HIV and AIDS

Germany is one of the largest contributors when it comes to containing the spread of HIV. In 2011 alone, Germany made just under 700 million euros of de­vel­op­ment funding available to the health sector. A large share of that money went to measures linked to fighting HIV. Financial resources made available by Germany are deployed under bilateral de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion and through multi­lateral organisations and funds. more

Further information

Here you will find a selection of links to documents and websites with further information on HIV and AIDS. more

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