It’s estimated that 75% of people living with HIV are accessing treatment. The United Nations aims for that number to be 95% globally by 2025. But they’re off track. 

The Importance of Access

Limited access to treatment and testing puts millions at risk of HIV each year. Around the world, many critical sexual health services are underfunded, understaffed, and understocked. Economics is a major driver of limited access, but so too are stigma and discrimination. The perception of HIV at a societal and governmental level can strongly influence public health policy and how funding is allocated. 

What You Can Do:

Support organizations working to ensure access to testing and treatment.



What is access and why does it matter? To be sexually healthy, we all need access to sexual health care. But many people are prevented from accessing the services and information they need by economic, cultural, and social barriers. These can include:

– Economic status 

– Gender identity 

– Sexual orientation 

– Social stigma 

– Discrimination 

– Sexual violence

Governments can improve access by enhancing the provision of free health care services and better engaging communities and community health workers in the use and importance of health care services.