Epidemic of the Mind

The aim of The Report is the theoretical substantiation and further development of the Update HIV campaign. In addition, the research behind the report deals with the specific analysis of access barriers to the health care system.

A New Approach to Ending the Epidemic

We know how to prevent and treat HIV. And yet in 2021, there were more than 1.5 million new HIV infections and over 650,000 deaths caused by HIV/AIDS-related illnesses. Why?  

Today, the key factors holding us back from an HIV-free future are social, cultural, and political. Our report, “Epidemic of the Mind”, is an evolving, in-depth analysis of the barriers that prevent access to the global health care system and examines the steps we need to end the HIV epidemic by 2030:

  • Fight stigma and discrimination Increase awareness and knowledge about sexual health. 
  • Tackle gender inequality in society and health care. 
  • Create access to prevention tools like condoms, PrEP, PEP and treatment as prevention for every young individual. 
  • Address how modern medicine and sexuality can co-exist with spiritual beliefs.  

Stay up to Date

The Epidemic of the Mind report is still being updated with data from countries around the world. Signing up for the Update HIV newsletter will keep you in the loop with the latest research and insights coming from our campaign.

Further Resources

If you want to learn more about the science behind HIV prevention or are interested in further sexual health resources, then we can help guide you to resources to answer all your questions.