Peace Corps World AIDS Day Event: Dismantling Barriers to End the AIDS Epidemic
June 5, 2021 marked the 40th Anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS. In just forty years, the global community has made impactful strides that have improved the lives of those living with HIV and prevented countless new HIV infections with the development of HIV testing, treatment, and effective public health interventions. Although we have improved strategies to prevent HIV infections, over 1 million people acquired HIV in the last year alone, signifying that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is still a critical public health issue we must address. This year’s observance of World AIDS Day is especially important, as we continue to respond to the epidemic in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We invite you to join an interactive webinar with an esteemed panel of guests who will discuss dismantling barriers to end the AIDS epidemic - addressing stigma, discrimination & inequalities - and promoting equitable access. During this event, our panel will explore equity as it relates to the epidemic, what has been done in terms of equity, and future directions. Please register prior to the event. To learn more about World AIDS Day, please visit https://www.unaids.org/en/World_AIDS_Day.