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Positive Generation is a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) music project based on the extraordinary songs about the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS that are sung by Zimbabwean support groups and choirs, fused with the talent of artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Antonio Carmona, Javier Limón, Estrella Morente, Juan Luis Guerra, Carminho, Andrés Calamaro, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi and others.

  • Recent studies show that with more treatment the virus is transmitted less. So in addition to saving lives, treatment can prevent the spread of AIDS.
  • In spite of better prevention measures, in 2010 alone 2.7 million people caught the infection, of whom 390,000 were children.
  • From 2001 to 2009, the yearly percentage of new HIV infections dropped by 15%.
  • Recent progresses of the fight against HIV/AIDS are threatened by the funding shortfalls.
  • AIDS is jeopardising the future of an entire continent – we need to act now. MSF’s experience since 2000 proves that AIDS can be treated in poor countries.
  • AIDS currently claims ten times more lives than war.
  • Given the amount of people affected, AIDS is one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of all time.
  • 15 million people, including 1,5 million children, urgently need treatment. However, less than half of them and only 420,000 children have access to it.
  • There are now 34 million people with HIV/AIDS, including 3,4 million under 15. More than two thirds of these are in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria decided to cancel its 11th funding round due to lack of resources – an unprecedented act in its history.
  • Nobody should die from an illness that can be treated. And yet, in 2010 AIDS killed some 1,8 million people, including 250,000 children.