Cross-cutting issues

To achieve our objective of expanding and enhancing the AIDS response in developing countries Aidsfonds (previously STOP AIDS NOW!) embraces a learning by doing approach, shares knowledge and expertise, and uses local level results to influence international policies and governments.

Aidsfonds (previously STOP AIDS NOW!) offers care, treatment and income opportunities to those affected by HIV and AIDS, and supports prevention initiatives. Aidsfonds (previously STOP AIDS NOW!) operates at the crossroads of fighting poverty, eliminating exclusion, and responding to the AIDS epidemic in countries with a generalised epidemic. We particularly focus on women, youth, and children, the severest affected groups. At the same time, we encourage the inclusion of other groups, such as sex workers, injecting drug users, and men who have sex with men. In our work, we integrate the following cross-cutting issues, as these are key factors for a successful AIDS response: greater involvement of people living with HIV (the GIPA Principle), reduction of stigma and discrimination, and gender sensitivity.