UNAIDS Boiler Room NY



UNAIDS Boiler Room NY

UNAIDS teamed up with Boiler Room—the world’s leading community of underground music fans—to promote ProTest HIV, a UNAIDS campaign that encourages young people to get tested for HIV.

A stellar line-up of artists, including Benjamin Bronfman, Joey Purps, Kindness, Grace Weber and Young Paris, performed live from Pioneer Works, a creative arts centre in New York, United States of America, in support of the campaign. During the live event, which was produced by DreamInc, long-time UNAIDS partner Housing Works was present to provide HIV testing, counselling and support.

To reach the end of the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a Fast-Track Target was set to greatly expand HIV testing and ensure that, by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. Engaging new partners with a wide reach is paramount to making this target a reality.

ProTest HIV is a call to action to mobilize a new generation in the AIDS response. The initiative has been developed by young people from all over the world to promote HIV testing.