Launch of Renewed 'Leading Together: Canada Takes Action on HIV/AIDS'
A Call to Action
December 12, 2013
Leading Together: Canada Takes Action on HIV/AIDS (2013) - More than 30 years after the first AIDS case was diagnosed, HIV is still with us. Despite progress in both prevention and treatment, HIV
remains a serious cause of morbidity, mortality and economic and social disruption. Millions
of people around the world have now been infected, including tens of thousands in Canada.
However, tools are available or in development, which allow individual countries and
the global community to envision and plan an "End to AIDS" in the long term as
reflected in the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS vision statement
'Getting to Zero: Zero Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS Related
Deaths'. Currently, there is neither a cure for AIDS nor a vaccine to
prevent new infections. A renewed and strengthened approach would
contribute to halt and reverse the impacts of this preventable disease.
Leading Together renews the call to action made in Leading Together 2005-2010 and
leverages past progress with a renewed commitment. It reflects common goals and allows all
Canadians to speak with one collective voice-to lead together.
Leading Together provides a strategic blueprint and recognizes the
strength of a collective, multi-sectoral and coordinated pan-Canadian response to
the call to action against HIV/AIDS.
Download the PDF: Leading-Together_Final-EN-November-2013.pdf
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