The Blueprint

9. Shared responsibility

Many of the social and economic factors fuelling the epidemic are beyond the scope and control of HIV/AIDS service organizations (e.g., addictions, mental health issues, co-infection with hepatitis C and other STIs) and many are beyond the scope and control of the broader health system. To influence the social determinants of health, we must move to a culture of shared responsibility with other services and systems, such as:

  • income programs
  • social and housing services
  • the justice system
  • the education system
  • correctional services
  • the private sector (e.g., employment)