Leading Together: Canada Takes Action on HIV/AIDS (2013)

More than 30 years after the first AIDS case was diagnosed, HIV is still with us. Despite progress in both prevention and treatment, HIV remains a serious cause of morbidity, mortality and economic and social disruption. Millions of people around the world have now been infected, including tens of thousands in Canada. However, tools are available or in development, which allow individual countries and the global community to envision and plan an “End to AIDS” in the long term as reflected in the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS vision statement ‘Getting to Zero: Zero Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS Related Deaths’. Currently, there is neither a cure for AIDS nor a vaccine to prevent new infections. A renewed and strengthened approach would contribute to halt and reverse the impacts of this preventable disease.

Leading Together renews the call to action made in Leading Together 2005-2010 and leverages past progress with a renewed commitment. It reflects common goals and allows all Canadians to speak with one collective voice–to lead together.

Leading Together provides a strategic blueprint and recognizes the strength of a collective, multi-sectoral and coordinated pan-Canadian response to the call to action against HIV/AIDS.

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Published by: Leading Together Championing Committee (LTCC)
Date: 2013
Type: Report
Language(s): English, French
Topic(s): HIV
Government and community strategies
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