Informed by those most affected by HIV, the World AIDS Campaign’s goal is to ensure that governments and policy makers meet the HIV targets they set, the commitments they made, and mobilise the necessary resources for a world where people do not die of AIDS and opportunistic infections like TB. At the heart of the global commitment is non-discriminatory and non-judgmental access to adequate HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for all.
Employing a rights-based approach, the World AIDS Campaign collaborates with a diverse range of communities, organisations and most affected populations, including, but not limited to people living with HIV, sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, women, young people, religious groups, labour, media, parliamentarians, academics and business leaders.
The World AIDS Campaign’s commitment to diversity and partnership, especially with those living with HIV and the regions hardest hit by the epidemic, is reflected in its Global Steering Committee. This group is made up of nominees from some of the most affected populations. The World AIDS Campaign’s relationship with the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is also of major strategic importance. The epidemic disproportionally affects the people of Sub-Saharan Africa and much of the developing world, therefore the organisation commits the majority of its resources to those regions.
Informed and strengthened by its links with the world’s major HIV and health movements, the World AIDS Campaign’s main office operates from South Africa, with the support of additional expert staff in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America. The World AIDS Campaign specialises in promoting the skills, knowledge and strategies required to successfully campaign, advocate and lobby on universal access.