The World Bank pioneered global HIV and AIDS financing early in the emergency and remains committed to achieving Millennium Development Goal 6, to halt by 2015 and begin to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS, through prevention, care, treatment, and mitigation services for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
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The World Bank has helped save lives and has reduced the spread of HIV in developing countries.Since 1989, global Bank financing for HIV/AIDS has totaled $4.6 billion. The World Bank's Multi-Coun... Show More +try AIDS Program was the first $1 billion commitment to the global AIDS response.By 2009, support from the Bank’s Fund for the Poorest, the International Development Association (IDA), had resulted in: 1.5 million women provided with drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission1,500 new voluntary counseling and testing sites established, enabling nearly 7 million people to be tested for HIVMore than 173 million people benefited from HIV prevention services.More than 1 billion condoms distributed.The Bank has funded 50,000 community-based organizations in more than 50 countries to tackle HIV and AIDS.The Bank has assisted more than 120 countries to understand their AIDS epidemics and develop better prioritized, strategic national AIDS plans.With Bank support, India's national AIDS program will have prevented 3 million of 5.5 million estimated HIV infections by 2015.A Bank-supported project in West Africa's transport corridor reduced sexually transmitted infections in at-risk groups by 22% over 4 years.In Rwanda, integrated, incentivized AIDS service delivery supported by the Bank contributed to a 76% increase in overall utilization of health services. Show Less -
PAST DEBATESDEBATE 1: May 19, 2010WB/USAID co-hosted debate on: "Test and Treat: Can We Treat Our Way Out of the Epidemic?"Debate proposition: Testing and treating approaches should imm... Show More +ediately be built into and consume at least 50 percent of HIV prevention resources in Africa.Resources: Debate Proceedings Report (PDF)DEBATE 2: June 29, 2010WB/USAID co-hosted debate on: "Behavior change for HIV prevention"Debate proposition: Behavior change in generalized epidemics has not reduced new HIV infections and is an unwise use of HIV prevention resources.Resources: Debate proceedings Report (PDF) Videocast of Debate DEBATE 3: August 26, 2010WB/USAID co-hosted debate on: "Discordant Couples and HIV Transmission"Debate proposition: Intra couple HIV transmission between couples in long term stable partnerships drive a majority of HIV transmission and should receive the majority of HIV prevention funding.Resources: Executive Summary (PDF) Videos: Start from A to D (Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D).DEBATE 4: October 27, 2010WB/USAID co-hosted debate on: "Concurrent Sexual Partnerships"Debate proposition: Concurrent sexual partnerships have been and remain a key driver of HIV epidemics in southern and eastern Africa, and interventions to this effect should receive the majority of prevention resources.Resources: Executive Summary (PDF)DEBATE 5: February 14, 2011The ethics of material incentives for HIV preventionDebate proposition: Providing material incentives is an ethical and effective tool for HIV prevention and should be implemented.Resources: Executive Summary (PDF) Videocast of DebateDEBATE 6: November 10, 2011Treatment as PreventionDebate proposition: Countries should spend a majority of what is likely to be a flat or even declining HIV prevention budget on ‘treatment as prevention’.Resources: Executive Summary (PDF)DEBATE 7: July 23, 2012Global Health Funding for HIV/AIDSDebate proposition: Continued AIDS investments by donors and governments is a sound investment, even in a resource-constrained environment.Debate: Global Health Funding for HIV/AIDS - Liveblog & Webcast Show Less -