Nobody Left Behind
The International AIDS Society’s Nobody Left Behind campaign, under the guidance of the Advisory Group, aims to inform society that people living with HIV and the populations at the highest risk (KPs) of becoming infected with HIV are sadly those still beyond the reach of traditional health services. KPs are often members of marginalized communities and are severely underserved by hospitals and during large-scale prevention initiatives. As a consequence, their needs are neglected and invisible to society. They frequently suffer from persecution, violence and blackmail, which are all factors that prevent their access to comprehensive HIV treatment and care services. The Nobody Left Behind campaign aims to affect a change in the awareness and commitment level of key stakeholders by informing society about this situation. Besides fostering knowledge and broadening awareness, the campaign will also suggest practical steps to contribute to positive change.
It is in this context the International AIDS Society has created factsheets describing in detail the issues facing Men Who have sex with Men, Transgender, People Who Inject Drugs and Sex Workers. Each factsheet provides an overview of the epidemiological and human rights situation of each KP, and clarifies the barriers to access to important health services faced by each population.
As part of the Nobody Left Behind campaign, the International AIDS Society is working on three key deliverables explained in more detail below, most notably the “HIV human rights code of conduct for HIV professionals”, the “Guidance note on the use of antiretrovirals for prevention in the context of universal access to treatment” and the “White paper maximizing the treatment and prevention benefits of ART for Key Populations”.