Portuguese version of Charting the course of education and HIV
This book is part of UNESCO’s Education on the Move series which was created to provide policy-makers, educators and other stake-holders with state-of-the-art analyses of topical issues. More than three decades into the HIV epidemic, HIV education and the role of the education sector in its provision are among these contemporary issues that deserve to be examined.
From the beginning of the epidemic until today, the education sector has played a central role in the global response. It has contributed to the prevention of new infections, supported testing treatment and care, and reduced stigma and discrimination so often experienced by those living with HIV or AIDS, or vulnerable to it. According to UNAIDS, new HIV infections among adults and children in 2012 have been reduced by 33 per cent since 2001 and AIDS-related deaths have also dropped by 30 per cent since the peak in 2005. This is an important achievement to which the education sector has contributed, but the work is far from done.