Synthesis Report: e-discussion on HIV, Health and Development in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Published: February 19, 2013

Introduction

In 2000, when global leaders gathered to discuss the agenda for the Millennium Development Goals, 18.8 million people had died of AIDS, a further 34.3 million were living with HIV and few had access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). The subsequent prominence of AIDS in the MDG framework (MDG 6) in combination with other global commitments has generated unprecedented resources, action and impact.
In the context of the current discussion on the post-2015 development agenda, UNAIDS launched a two-week online discussion (e-discussion) to engage the public in a conversation about the future of the HIV response. Hosted on the World We Want 2015 Health Thematic webpage, the e-discussion was moderated by eight HIV experts and built around three different themes. This report synthesizes the content from each of the three themed discussions and identifies a set of Key Recommendations for positioning HIV and health in the post-2015 development agenda.

This e-discussion generated more than 5,500 page views and 200 comments. Periodic summaries were drafted by Moderators over the course of the two weeks, and these summaries formed the basis of this report. The report was drafted by the eight Moderators and UNAIDS collaboratively, and every effort was made to ensure that it accurately reflects the e-discussion content. Figure 1 shows a Word Cloud depicting the most frequently used words and phrases.

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