Together for Girls was founded to address a disturbing trend: Girls and young women are disproportionately affected by HIV. They are up to 14 times more likely to have HIV than their male counterparts.
World AIDS Day is a global movement to unite people in the fight against HIV and AIDS. First celebrated in 1988, it is commemorated every 1 December.
World AIDS Day 2023 was celebrated under the theme "Let communities lead", to highlight the achievements of communities in fighting AIDS and as a call to action to enable and support communities in their leadership roles in this fight.
Right now, the stakes could not be higher for millions of adolescent girls and young women. Sustained funding for PEPFAR means extending a lifeline by accessing services to help them heal and thrive, pursuing education while living HIV-free lives.