Key Populations and the Global Fund: Delivering Key Results

Key Populations and the Global Fund: Delivering Key Results explains why ending AIDS, TB and malaria will be impossible without addressing the needs of and working with key and vulnerable populations. It details the unique role the Global Fund has played to support and mobilize domestic resources for key populations, challenge human rights barriers to health and provide opportunities for these populations to participate in the development and implementation of programmes that affect them.

The report highlights recent UNAIDS data (Prevention Gap Report 2016) demonstrating that more than 90 percent of new HIV infections in Central Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa are among people from key populations and their sexual partners:

  • Key populations, including gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers and their
    clients, transgender people, people who inject drugs and prisoners, accounted for 35 percent of new HIV infections globally in 2014.
  • Men who have sex with men are an estimated 24 times more likely to become infected with HIV
    than the general population.
  • Sex workers are 10 times more likely and people who inject drugs are 24 times more likely to
    become infected than the general population.
  • Transgender women are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV.
  • Prisoners are 5 times more likely to be living with HIV than adults in the general population.