Community action to end paediatric HIV infections

The Journal of the International AIDS Society, under the leadership of guest editor Linda Richter, is proud to introduce a supplement on ‘Community action to end paediatric HIV infections’.

This supplement highlights that meeting the ambitious targets of the Global Plan (“Countdown to Zero: Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive”) cannot solely be reached through actions by the health services, but requires the engagement of affected women, their partners and families, the community and the wider society.

The articles provide an overview of the current knowledge and good practice in community action related to prevention of vertical transmission, including expanding access, improving care, reaching men and creating an enabling environment.

You are invited to contemplate the diverse aspects of this area and to engage with the editors and the authors on this important and timely issue, by using the ‘comment’ option available in the "Reading Tools" for each individual article. You are also encouraged to promote and disseminate the supplement within your organisation and networks.