This edition of Footsteps focuses on HIV, celebrating the progress made so far and highlighting innovative ideas for meeting future challenges.
Advances in the quality and availability of treatment mean that HIV has gone from being a ‘death sentence’ to a manageable condition. HIV prevention has expanded to include more than just sexual behaviour. There have been massive steps forward in preventing mother-to-child transmission. Great work has been done on tackling stigma and discrimination, and brave individuals within the church have played an important role in this.
Much has been achieved, but there is much still to do if we are to achieve the goal set by UNAIDS of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.