We envision a world where all stakeholders—civil society, governments and international bodies—meet the challenges of the global AIDS pandemic together by combining their collective wisdom to generate creative, equitable, holistic and effective policies and solutions that lead to a world free of HIV.
We agree that, regardless of our particular backgrounds and fields of expertise, we support the following principles in all our work to achieve our Mission:
1. Involvement of PLHIV
We support the dignity of and involvement of people living with HIV including the principles stated in the Denver Principles and the Paris Declaration’s statement on the greater involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA principle).
2. Human rights
We support the provision of and protection of the human rights of all people.
We do not discriminate against anyone regardless of his or her skin colour, religion, sexual preference, gender, education, culture or country of origin.
4. Inclusion of those most at-risk of HIV infection and, especially, marginalized populations affected by HIV
We encourage the active participation of, inclusion of the perspectives of, and candid discussions about:
- People living with HIV
- Gay men and other men who have sex with men
- People who use drugs
- Sex workers
- Women and girls
- Transgender people
- Prisoners and former prisoners
- Orphans and vulnerable children
- Migrant workers (and immigrants)
- Indigenous persons
- Displaced populations and refugees
- Young people
5. Gender equality
We support the equal rights of women.
6. Evidence informed
We support prevention strategies informed by scientific evidence not ideology.
7. Public health
We support strategies that place public health and welfare above commercial, financial and political considerations.