AIDS

UN offers tips for community groups to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS

Seeking to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS, two United Nations agencies have joined forces to produce a new brochure highlighting the linkage between the virus and issues related to human rights.

Group laying foundation for global anti-AIDS fund completes preparatory work

The panel laying the groundwork for the new anti-AIDS fund that has been championed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has concluded its activities, paving the way for the first meeting of the fund's newly formed Board early next year.

UN efforts to broaden availability of anti-AIDS drugs gain momentum

United Nations efforts to broaden access to anti-AIDS drugs are gaining momentum, with tangible results emerging in one out of five African countries, according to officials of both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

New UN-backed initiative aims to expand HIV programmes for mothers, children

A new $100 million initiative by major foundations will expand the scope of mother and child HIV programmes, the head of the United Nations AIDS agency said today.

Three UN agencies join efforts in fight against HIV/AIDS

Three United Nations agencies have teamed with the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in an effort to examine ways to mitigate the disease's affect on food security, rural livelihoods and rural poverty.

Marking World AIDS Day, UN urges refocused attention to fight epidemic

Using the occasion of World AIDS Day, United Nations officials today stressed the need to refocus attention on the global fight against the epidemic and to sustain the momentum that has been achieved in that effort so far.

Annan urges renewed vigour in fight against AIDS epidemic

With the international community gearing up to mark World AIDS Day on 1December, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appealed for maintaining the “tremendous momentum” that had been built in the fight against the epidemic prior to the 11 September terrorist attacks against the United States.

AIDS spreading faster in Eastern Europe than in rest of world: new UN figures

A new United Nations report released today says the number of HIV infections in Eastern Europe is rising faster than anywhere else in the world.

China must prevent HIV's spread, top UN anti-AIDS official tells Beijing forum

Addressing a national conference in China on sexually transmitted diseases (STD), the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today said the country must act to avert a widespread epidemic before the end of the decade.

International Labour Organization joins other UN agencies in fighting AIDS

Two United Nations agencies today announced they have joined resources to help countries prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and to provide care and support for people infected or affected by the disease.