The Blueprint

6. A sustained response

Preventing and treating HIV are linked and require comprehensive, long-term programs and services. To be effective:

  • prevention information must be delivered many times in many different ways
  • prevention programs must be adaptable to new knowledge and changing needs
  • prevention programs must be developed for and by people living with HIV/AIDS as part of lifelong disease management
  • treatment programs must respond to the needs of people with HIV/AIDS, who are now living 20 years or longer with the disease and need ongoing access to care, treatment and support services that take into account their other health needs as they age

HIV programs and services cannot be short-term, stopgap efforts. They must be both sustainable and sustained.