Plan of Action

The Goals

UNAIDS, in cooperation with its bi-lateral and multi-lateral partners, has laid out a series of goals for the next five years as described below.  The Administration seeks to further these goals through an initiative entitled "Joining Forces for LIFE":  Leadership and Investment in Fighting an Epidemic.

    • The incidence of HIV infection will be reduced by 25% among 15-24 year olds by 2005.  (Currently 2 million young adults are infected each year in sub-Saharan Africa.)

    • At least 75% of HIV infected persons will have access to basic care and support services at the home and community levels, including drugs for common opportunistic infections (TB, pneumonia, and diarrhea).  (Currently, less than 1% of HIV infected persons have such access.)

    • Orphans will have access to education and food on an equal basis with their non-orphaned peers.

    • By 2001, domestic and external resources available for HIV/AIDS efforts in Africa will have doubled to $300 million per year.  (Currently, approximately $150 million per year is spent on HIV/AIDS prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.)

    • By 2005, 50% of HIV infected pregnant women will have access to interventions to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission.  (Currently, less than 1% of HIV infected pregnant women have access to such services in sub-Saharan Africa.