A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of those. A disability may be present from birth or occur during a person's lifetime.
Our battle against HIV/AIDS is not over yet, but it can be if we tailor the response to individual needs at particular times in life. Whatever our individual situation may be, we all need access to the tools to protect us from HIV and access to antiretroviral medicines whenever it is required. A life-cycle approach to HIV/AIDS that finds solutions for everyone at every stage of life can address the complexities of this pandemic. Risks and challenges change as people go through life, highlighting the need to adapt HIV prevention and treatment strategies from birth to old age.
"On this International Day of Tolerance, I call on all people and governments to actively combat fear, hatred and extremism with dialogue, understanding and mutual respect. Let us advance against the forces of division and unite for our shared future.
~Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ~