Table 1a. Objectives of the Global AIDS Strategy
- Prevention of HIV infection.
- Reduction of the personal and social impact of HIV infection.
- . Unification of national and international efforts against AIDS.
Table 1b. Underlying principles of the Global AIDS Strategy
- Protection of the public’s health.
- Respect for human rights, and the prevention of discrimination against people with AIDS.
- AIDS can be prevented, even in the absence of an HIV vaccine.
- The key to AIDS prevention is information, education, and communication (lEC).HIV transmission can be prevented through informed and responsible behaviour.
- The prevention and control of AIDS and HIV infection will require sustained social and political commitment.
- All countries need a comprehensive national AIDS prevention and control programme, integrated into the national health infrastructure and linked within a global network.
- Systematic surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation will ensure that the global strategy can adapt and grow stronger with time.
These tables show the objectives and principles of the Global AIDS Strategy that was set up by the WHO. For their objectives, after Chain and Mann gave out their reports of their survey of who is primarily affected by HIV/AIDS, their main objectives were to begin the prevention of HIV/AIDS infection.
Over the course of the years, the WHO has constantly revised this strategy to tend to everyone’s needs and help provide support to anyone who has AIDS. At first, when the strategy was first made, it was considered to be a stigma due to the fact that it was only created once more heterosexuals were being infected by AIDS rather than drug users and homosexuals. Although this can be seen as ironic due to the fact that they wanted everyone to have respected rights if they were infected by AIDS.
While their objectives were set in the right mind of trying to prevent AIDS and avoid any more discrimination, the fact that they only decided to create this after heterosexuals became the primary victim is a bit biased and discriminatory. However, they have been better about inclusion and while their principles from the past did intend to include everyone, it is more clearer today and less biased compared to when it first came up.
Today the WHO has greatly revised their strategy to fully include everyone and are trying to fight any discrimination and violence towards anyone who is infected with HIV/AIDS. They are making sure everyone is treated equally and treated fairly as well as have access to whatever they need to help them survive or fights AIDS. They have provided different plans and have even created posters to properly explain their plan and what they have planned for the near future. Looking at the poster above, they have made many efforts to provide better care for everyone and to involve more practices as well to educate everyone about AIDS and protection against it.
Because of their efforts, there are more and more people seeking treatment and more education facilities are properly teaching everyone about the dangers of HIV/AIDS as well has safe practice to avoid getting the disease and how to accept someone who has the illness. While the strategy was a bit biased at first even though they had the intention of helping everyone, their strategy has only increased and become more educational and has provided more services and rights to everyone who has the disease.