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World AIDS 2014 - Close the gap

World AIDS Day 2014 is an opportunity to harness the power of social change to put people first and close the access gap.  

Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible, but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind.

Closing the gap means empowering and enabling all people, everywhere, to access the services they need.

  • By closing the HIV testing gap, the 19 million people who are unaware of their HIV-positive status can begin to get support.
  • By closing the treatment gap, all 35 million people living with HIV will have access to life-saving medicine.
  • By closing the gap in access to medicines for children, all children living with HIV will be able to access treatment, not just the 24% who have access today.
  • By closing the access gap, all people can be included as part of the solution. 

Closing the gap means that ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible.


Here are some ideas:

Close the HIV testing gap—take an HIV test and learn your status.

Close the location gap—find out where the gaps are in your city or country.

Close the education gap—get involved with and support a local AIDS organization.

Close the funding gap—donate to an AIDS organization.

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CMLF News Issue #7
27th January 2016