The world has set a goal to stop HIV transmission by 2030.
Yet, in the U.S. around 1.2 million people are living with HIV, and many of them still don’t know it. Of the people who do know their HIV status, only 75% are accessing care. That’s drastically behind the 95% targets for global testing and treatment.
The world already has the tools to reach these goals. It’s inequality and discrimination that are standing in the way. That’s why our priority is reshaping services to meet people where they are, and building will and investment behind them so they reach further, leaving no-one behind.
Fighting for equal rights
HIV continues to disproportionately impact communities of colour , especially in the U.S. South, where people are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime than those living in other parts of the country.
Half of Black gay men and a quarter of Latino gay men are projected to be diagnosed with HIV at some point in their lives.
building up the health workforce to provide stigma-free testing and compassionate care
making it easier and more affordable for people to get HIV prevention and testing products
working with local community organisations to reduce stigma and discrimination around HIV, and get more people connected to – and continuing with – life-saving care
We’ve also partnered with Walmart, to create a huge network of compassionate health workers.
Walmart is part of the fabric of so many communities. By creating training and certification for their pharmacists to support those affected by HIV, we’re reaching people through more than 4,600 pharmacies and clinics across the US.
Learn how The Rocket Fund is helping to change the narrative of HIV in the United States.