Nobody Left Behind

The International AIDS Society’s Nobody Left Behind campaign, under the guidance of the Advisory Group, aims to inform society that people living with HIV and the populations at the highest risk (KPs) of becoming infected with HIV are sadly those still beyond the reach of traditional health services. KPs are often members of marginalized communities and are severely underserved by hospitals and during large-scale prevention initiatives. As a consequence, their needs are neglected and invisible to society. They frequently suffer from persecution, violence and blackmail, which are all factors that prevent their access to comprehensive HIV treatment and care services. The Nobody Left Behind campaign aims to affect a change in the awareness and commitment level of key stakeholders by informing society about this situation. Besides fostering knowledge and broadening awareness, the campaign will also suggest practical steps to contribute to positive change.

It is in this context the International AIDS Society has created factsheets describing in detail the issues facing Men Who have sex with Men, Transgender, People Who Inject Drugs and Sex Workers. Each factsheet provides an overview of the epidemiological and human rights situation of each KP, and clarifies the barriers to access to important health services faced by each population.

As part of the Nobody Left Behind campaign, the International AIDS Society is working on three key deliverables explained in more detail below, most notably the “HIV human rights code of conduct for HIV professionals”, the “Guidance note on the use of antiretrovirals for prevention in the context of universal access to treatment” and the “White paper maximizing the treatment and prevention benefits of ART for Key Populations”.

  • HIV human rights code of conduct for HIV professionals

    The aim of the Code is to accelerate access to comprehensive HIV treatment, prevention, care and support for all people living with HIV, at risk or affected by HIV by using human rights as a framework and HIV professionals as the means to achieve this. The Code of Conduct will contribute to reinforcing existing rules and setting new norms and standards. The recognition of good practices and champions in human rights among HIV professionals will set examples for the wider health and development community to emulate. This approach, which primarily works through the extensive worldwide networks of HIV professionals, will bring about the need for mutual accountability among governments, service providers and those who require HIV services. This work is designed to allow the initiative to snowball into a wider movement.

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  • Guidance note on the use of antiretrovirals for prevention in the context of universal access to treatment

    This guidance is for anyone who provides HIV testing, treatment, prevention and care services either in a traditional healthcare setting or within the community. It provides a concise signposting to other existing guidelines, frameworks and best practice guidance in order to assist healthcare providers counsel individual clients on HIV testing, treatment and prevention in a way that is supportive, respectful, equitable and non-discriminatory, and mindful of ethical, legal and operational issues.

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  • White paper maximizing the treatment and prevention benefits of ART for Key Populations (KPs)

    The White Paper aims to bring a better understanding and greater clarity on the benefits and challenges of expanding treatment among KPs in different contexts. The collation of the evidence and programme experience that maximizes the treatment and prevention benefits of ART for key populations in different contexts is guidance for global policy formulation and programme implementation. It proposes a framework (for communities, health professionals and scientists) where the knowledge is continuously built on and the national, regional and global progress in expansion of comprehensive HIV care for KPs is monitored in a participatory manner. It is hoped that this paper will lead to the development of an Action Plan to assist moving these issues forward.

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Nobody Left Behind Campaign

Professor Chris Beyrer and Professor Michel Kazatchkine invite you to join the Nobody Left Behind campaign

Find out more about the campaign

Advisory Group Bios

Read the bios of the Nobody Left Behind Advisory Group members here

Fact Sheets