An important high-level Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS is being negotiated right now at UN headquarters in New York and it has serious problems.
We are so concerned about this document that Family Watch hosted an
“Emergency High-Level Briefing on the HIV/AIDS Political Declaration” online for UN ambassadors and diplomats.
You can watch the 25 min. recording of that briefing revealing all the serious problems below.
We were honored that world-renowned HIV/AIDS prevention expert, Dr. Edward Green, author of “AIDS, Behavior, and Culture” and “Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World” agreed to present to the ambassadors.
In the briefing, Dr. Green explained what his 30 years of HIV/AIDS prevention research including at Harvard and Johns Hopkins and on-the-ground experience in Africa show are the key elements that have been proven to bring down HIV infection rates—crucial elements that are glaringly absent from the draft.
Proven, primary sexual behavior change strategies like promoting delay of sexual debut for children and reduction of multiple concurrent sexual partners (abstinence and fidelity) are not even mentioned in the Declaration.
Dr. Green, who has analyzed the draft political declaration being negotiated, also drew on his vast experience to show the UN diplomats how the sexual rights approach mainstreamed throughout the current HIV/AIDS draft—an approach that prioritizes initiatives for men who have sex with men, sex workers, and IV drug users— will lead to more HIV infections not fewer.
Then I had the opportunity to present 15 Serious Problems with the Draft HIV/AIDS Political Declaration (see attached and below). Please forward this information to any government officials you know and encourage them to reject the harmful provisions we point out.
We must protect children and the institution of the family from this harmful declaration that will exacerbate the AIDs pandemic rather than curtail it.
15. “Takes note with appreciation of … UNAIDS ‘Global AIDS Strategy 2021–2026: End Inequalities. End AIDS’” which calls for: