Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention was developed for and by people living with HIV based on numerous consultations. at the global, regional and national levels. It articulates the next stage in the HIV response, where people living with HIV are at the centre and services offered in an environment that is supportive to meet all the needs of people living with HIV and their families. Instead of being regarded by “positive prevention” programmes as mere recipients of care and vessels of a virus that needs to be contained, people living with HIV embrace a new paradigm where they are actively involved as part of the solution to the epidemic and not seen as part of the problem.
These guidelines articulate actions that can be taken at country level to reach the 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: 15 million people on treatment, reduce sexual and drug-use related transmission of HIV by 50%, and stop new infections among children by 2015.