Racial Discrimination and HIV

In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, we’re highlighting the relationship between racial discrimination and HIV. This year, the United Nations is focusing on a review of the International Decade for People of African Descent undertaken by the Human Rights Council in Geneva. In line with Achieving Together’s mission, we’re focusing specifically on the impact of racial discrimination on health and HIV.

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Why Equity ≠ Equality

Equity is one of six guiding principles for the Achieving Together plan and movement, reminding us to: 

  • Focus on strategies that will create access to resources and services for all people, eliminate inequities, and increase people’s capacity to make decisions that affect themselves, their families, and their communities.
  • Focus especially on those communities that face the biggest barriers affecting their access and ability to focus on HIV prevention, treatment, and care services.
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The Cliff of Good Health

Achieving Together partners believe that all people should have the opportunity for good health. That’s why equity is one of our guiding principles.

Achieving Together aims to reduce health disparities and connect people to high quality prevention, care, and treatment. In order to make an impact, we need to address the underlying systems that prevent some people from having the same opportunities to achieve optimal health.  

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