From Three Ones to Four Ones Ã¢ÂÂ Towards a Better Coordinated and Effective AIDS ResponseWole Ameyan*
Solthis, Sierra Leone
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wole Ameyan
Medical Coordinator, Solthis
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 24, 2017; Accepted date: April 03, 2017; Published date: April 10, 2017
Citation: Ameyan W (2017) From Three Ones to Four Ones – Towards a Better Coordinated and Effective AIDS Response. J AIDS Clin Res 8:682. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000682
Copyright: © 2017 Ameyan W. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The concept and rationale that birthed the Three Ones principle highlighted the need for a unifying national strategic framework, one national coordinating body and a cohesive monitoring and evaluation framework. However, with civil society of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) their networks and support groups being increasingly seen as the fulcrum of achieving the bottom lines of adherence and retention of any successful HIV program, their involvement and participation ought to be seen not as support casts but as valid and authentic pivots towards the quest to end AIDS. While the Three Ones has been implemented with varied success, this commentary calls for the inclusion of a fully functional and well-structured civil network of PLHIV as a Fourth One that supports, facilitates and galvanizes a robust PLHIV civil support network and that will triangulate with the three other key principles and ensure that the bottom lines are kept in the front burner.