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This report examines how the experience of tackling HIV can help inform and guide effective, efficient, people-centred and sustainable COVID-19 responses. In fighting HIV, the world was confronted with a new, serious and multifaceted health crisis. Successful international efforts were rooted in a focus on innovation, respect for human rights and gender equality, community-based solutions and a commitment to leave no one behind. Decades of investment in the HIV response have created platforms that are proving useful in battling COVID-19. The HIV infrastructure can be leveraged to accelerate COVID-19 responses. COVID-19 responses offer an opportunity to reimagine economies and institutions to be more fair and inclusive as well as reimagining health systems to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. By heeding the lessons of the HIV response, COVID-19 action can be people-centred, flexible, innovative, equitable and outcome-driven. This is a useful report for policy makers. Click here to read the document.