About Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

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Title Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
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The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, or UNAIDS, is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV epidemic. 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 already living with the virus, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV and alleviating the impact of the epidemic. UNAIDS seeks to prevent the HIV/AIDS epidemic from becoming a severe pandemic. UNAIDS has five goals: UNAIDS is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, where it shares some site facilities with the World Health Organization. Its first executive director was Peter Piot; Michel Sidibé currently leads UNAIDS. The Cosponsors and the UNAIDS Secretariat comprise the Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations, which meets annually. The aim of UNAIDS is to help mount and support an expanded response to HIV/AIDS, one that...
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