Frontline AIDS partners commit to greater action to end AIDS

Frontline AIDS partners have renewed their commitment to working together for a future free from AIDS for everyone, everywhere.

Following a meeting hosted in Siem Reap, Cambodia last week, directors of former Linking Organisations of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance committed to greater engagement and collaborative action as Frontline AIDS, in order to continue to break down the economic, legal, political and social barriers that marginalised people face.

“We’ve been on the frontline of the world’s response to AIDS for 25 years now. At this critical moment in the global HIV response, it is more important than ever for us to work together to reach more people with HIV prevention, treatment and care services, and effect genuine, positive change,” said Christine Stegling, executive director of Frontline AIDS. “I thank our partners for their boldness and for backing our vision at a time when marginalised people around the world continue to experience the adverse effects of harmful laws and ineffective policies that hamper our collective efforts to end AIDS.”

Hosted by KHANA, a Frontline AIDS partner organisation that provides and advocates for HIV services for people in Cambodia, the meeting was also an opportunity to celebrate the collective history and achievements of a partnership of more than 30 civil society organisations who have been working on the frontline of the HIV response locally and globally for 25 years.

I thank our partners for their boldness and for backing our vision at a time when marginalised people around the world still experience the adverse effects of harmful laws and ineffective policies that hamper our collective efforts to end AIDS.Christine Stegling, executive director of Frontline AIDS

Responding to the new partnership, Juan Jacobo Hernandez, Director of Colectivo Sol in Mexico, evoked an image of two rivers merging with waterfalls & rapids, inviting participants to share jewels of joyous moments celebrating 25 years of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance & its evolution into Frontline AIDS.

The Frontline AIDS Siem Reap Declaration of Commitment is available to download.

Our new identity, which was launched last month, reflects our renewed sense of purpose to address stubbornly high levels of HIV infections and deaths from AIDS-related illnesses, particularly among marginalised people around the world.