HIV: Beyond Goal 3
This paper explains the interconnections between certain Sustainable Development Goal targets, human rights laws, and HIV.
Ending AIDS is now part of a broader health goal within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Those who are committed to ending the AIDS epidemic realise that a purely medical response is not effective. The AIDS response must also focus on gender equality, human rights, economic empowerment and education.
Emerging evidence suggests that the interconnectivity across the SDGs is critical to the goal of ending AIDS. The barriers to ending AIDS are as much rooted in the realisation of human rights as they are in ensuring access to quality healthcare. The SDGs provide a platform to drive progress on both.