Advocacy and campaign work are cornerstones of the Danish AIDS Foundation – and have been part of its DNA since it was founded in the mid 1980s.
Advocacy remains a core part of the work the foundation does in 2021 – in a national as well as an international context.
The Foundation advocates for continued and increased support for three large scale international initiatives that have enjoyed support from various Danish governments for years.
The Global Fund for the Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The Global Fund is at its core a global partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. The Global Fund mobilizes some four billion US dollars annually to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries.
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
IAVI works on a silver bullet – a vaccine against HIV. If a vaccine was available tomorrow, it would mean a giant leap forward in the fight against AIDS – and new HIV infections could very well subside somewhat before 2030.
The International Partnership for Microbicides
IPM develops new prevention methods for women and girls in particular – with a focus on antiretroviral-based microbicides. Most famous is the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring that is a silicone ring that contains the antiretroviral drug Dapivirine. The ring is inserted much like a diaphragm and offers protection against HIV for 30 days at the time.