World Aids Day 2016

HIV in Lesotho - Swiss TPH project featured in the SRF Tagesschau on World Aids Day

Hands Up for #HIVprevention

Over the past 35 years the global impact of HIV has changed the course of history. In spite of progress in access to testing and treatment in the last decade, inadequate investment in prevention means that some of the most vulnerable people remain at risk. More so, there has been resurgence of new HIV infections among key populations in some parts of the world.


We at the Swiss TPH recognize that the world has a narrow window of opportunity to prevent more people from acquiring HIV and to reduce the number of people dying from AIDS-related causes. This is why our staff supports the UNAIDS campaign #HandsUp for #HIVprevention.

David Winter, Kigali, Swiss TPH
“We need to reach zero discrimination and stigmatization – a driving force to prevention effectiveness.” Leah F. Bohle, Public Health Specialist, Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit, Swiss TPH
Jürg Utzinger, Director Swiss TPH
Kaspar Wyss, Head Dept. Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss TPH
"Equitable access to basic needs and comprehensive information lie at the heart of HIV prevention." Kate Molesworth, Health and Social Development Adviser, Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit, Swiss TPH
Prof. Sébastien Gagneux, Head Dept Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss TPH
"'No discrimination' is more important than ever for creating inclusive societies." Constanze Pfeiffer, Scientific Project Leader, Department Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss TPH
"AIDS is caused by a virus, but has multiple determinants, including poverty. This is not a natural phenomenon but rather a human issue: who decides on the redistribution of wealth." Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss TPH
"Find, test, and treat - the key to ending the epidemic." Tracy Glass, Statistician, Swiss TPH
"While we strive to reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals, we must not forget the remaining 10 percents." Fiona Vanobberghen, PhD, Swiss TPH
Niklaus Labhardt, Physician, Swiss TPH

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