Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), launched in 1996, spearheads coordinated global action against HIV/AIDS and the realization of universal access to prevention, treatment, care, and support. Key goals including reducing sexual transmission, preventing HIV among drug users and children, and expanding treatment access and integrating care into general healthcare systems, as well as eliminating gender inequality, stigma and discrimination, and HIV-related travel restrictions. The secretariat also publishes an annual report on the global pandemic, along with other technical and policy documents. In December 2009, UNAIDS released the report "Partnership with Faith-based Organizations: UNAIDS Strategic Framework," and it has increasingly recognized FBOs as key partners, particularly as HIV-related service providers in the developing world.