39 million people are living with HIV globally, with 3 people newly infected every minute around the world*. HIV can affect anyone, and it is vital those affected have access to life saving treatment, but stigma and discrimination are preventing people from accessing the care they need. A late diagnosis can lead to a shorter life expectancy, but when care and treatment is given early on, people can live full and healthy lives.

The UN’s goal is to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, with zero new HIV transmissions. With just five years until we reach this goal, ITN Business is producing a news-style programme ‘HIV: Towards Zero by 2030’. The programme will explore reducing the stigma and improving preventative measures, but also the advances in treatment and the support available, allowing those living with HIV, to lead full lives.


Launching on World AIDS Day, 1st December 2024, the programme will feature contributions from industry thought leaders including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the National AIDS Trust and the Terrence Higgins Trust. The programme will also show how far treatments and services have come since the first AIDS related death over 40 years ago and those organisations addressing global health inequalities, working to end new transmissions by 2030.

Anchored by presenter Sharon Thomas from the ITN London Studio, ‘HIV: Towards Zero by 2030’ will be hosted on the ITN Business content hub, and will be supported by a digital campaign, leveraging thought leader marketing and promoted across LinkedIn and YouTube.

There are commercial opportunities for leading organisations to be featured in the programme and spearhead their own news item. If your organisation wants to share what you stand for and be part of this important conversation in the lead up to World AIDS Day 2024, please contact ITN Business’ Head of Healthcare Programming, Georgia Gerstein.

* Source: Elton John AIDS Foundation.