The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)


UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Overall Mandate 

Through a series of goals, resolutions and declarations adopted by Member States of the United Nations, the world has a set of commitments, actions and goals to stop and reverse the spread of HIV and scale up the universal access.


The mission of UNAIDS is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to HIV and AIDS that includes preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support to those living with the virus, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.


Zero new HIV infections; Zero discrimination; Zero AIDS-related deaths.


The UNAIDS strategy aims to revolutionize HIV prevention, accelerate the next phase of treatment, care and support, and promote human rights and gender equality through implementing the 2016 UN Political Declaration on ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 in line with the SDGs. The Declaration provides a global mandate to Fast Track the AIDS response by 2020 including achieving the 90-90-90 target.

What We Do

Leadership and advocacy for effective action on the epidemic

UNAIDS advocates and supports government, civil society, private sector and international partners to Fast-Track the response to end AIDS by 2030 through among other interventions:

  1. “Treat all” HIV positive regardless of CD4 count. Treatment is also prevention because viral suppressed individuals cannot transmit HIV.


  1. Combination Prevention approach – Effective HIV prevention programmes require a combination of biomedical (clinical), structural (enabling environment) and behavioural (safe sex) methods.


    3. Innovation - applying new evidence based approaches e.g. PREP, new drug formulations, assisted partner notification, intensified navigation, real time monitoring.

    4. Zero discrimination –promoting a favorable policy and legal environment for key populations most at risk including; MSM, transgender, youth, women, PLHIV  and Sex Workers.

    5. Generation and use of strategic information - generation and tracking, monitoring and evaluation of the epidemic and of responses to it.

    6. Sustainability of AIDS response- sustainability planning and implementation.

 Contact UNAIDS

107-108 Duke Street,
Kingston, Georgetown.
Tel: +592 225-1580