The Global HIV Policy Report: Findings from the HIV Policy Lab presents analysis of the state of HIV policy as of the end of 2021 from the HIV Policy Lab, which compiles and measures the HIV-related policy environment in 194 countries. 

Overall, the HIV Policy Lab shows that policy barriers exist throughout the world that undermine the quality of HIV treatment and prevention and access to treatment and prevention — increasing the vulnerability to HIV infection and AIDS death. 

Here are a few key takeaways from the report:

  • No country in the world has fully aligned its laws and policies with the 33 key evidence-based laws and policies. On average, countries have adopted just over half of these recommended policies. 
  • Children and adolescents are being left behind in the global AIDS response. At least 134 countries have not adopted or only partially adopted pediatric testing and treatment recommendations.
  • Eastern and Southern African countries have high rates of policy adoption overall, but lag behind in adopting structural policies, particularly repealing punitive laws that criminalize key populations.
  • No country in the world has adopted all seven of the non-criminalizing and rights-supporting laws and policies called for in UNAIDS' 10-10-10 targets. On average, countries have adopted only three of the seven. 


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