We work from the Community in the response to the HIV epidemic

Corporación Kimirina is a community organization specialized in the response to the HIV epidemic, which, living up to its name "working together for a purpose", is a group of actors who have successfully complemented technical knowledge, transparent management and political commitment in order to achieve a fair and equitable society, in which people with vulnerabilities due to situations of stigma and discrimination or traditionally excluded have a central role in decisions for action, as key populations against HIV.

The platform of the Americas and the Caribbean of Coalition Plus, whose headquarters is Kimirina, organized a regional consultation from May 27 to 29, in conjunction with the International Coalition for Treatment Preparation in Latin America and the Caribbean (ITPC-LATCA), both networks, concerned to learn from the perspective of the response of civil society on the situation in our different countries on access to ARVs and social security systems.

Supported by a common concern about social security, as an instance that has demonstrated shortcomings in the provision of ART and in adequate clinical monitoring of PLWHA affiliated to its system in most countries, such aspects, and in times of epidemic of coronavirus, people living with HIV and those affected by this virus, these circumstances, have deepened the conditions of social vulnerability, inequity and potential disrespect or directly violation of their human rights.

NEW YORK, 23 September 2020—The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression. 

WHO, the UN, UNICEF, UNAIDS, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UNESCO, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN Global Pulse initiative and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies  (IFRC), together with the governments of Indonesia, Thailand and Uruguay held a webinar on the margins of the 75th UN General Assembly to draw attention to the harm being done by the spread of misinformation and disinformation, the latter being deliberate misinformation to advance an agenda.

WASHINGTON, D.C./GENEVA, 29 September 2020—Despite decades of scientific advance in the HIV response, progress remains uneven, with some countries rapidly reducing AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections and others seeing increasing epidemics. Laws and policies are driving a significant part of that divergence. 

Launched today, the HIV Policy Lab is a unique initiative to gather and monitor HIV-related laws and policies around the world. 

Lecciones Aprendidas

Report reveals interruptions of HIV services, violence, harassment, abuse, arrests, deaths and a failure to respect human rights in their early responses to the pandemic—UNAIDS urges governments to protect the most vulnerable, particularly key populations at higher risk of HIV

GENEVA, 27 August 2020—During the early response to COVID-19 UNAIDS received numerous reports of interruptions to HIV services and disturbing human violations against vulnerable and marginalized populations. The experience of the response to HIV has proved that violations of human rights during a pandemic undermine trust, harm individuals, and set back public health responses.

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) not only improves the health and prolongs the lives of people with HIV; It also plays an important role in HIV prevention.

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