AIDS

New UN-backed report calls for more effective response to stem AIDS in Asia

Unless Asia mounts a more effective response to stem the tide of HIV and AIDS, 8 million more people in the region could find themselves newly infected by 2020, according to a new report presented today to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Countries must do more to protect mothers and children from HIV/AIDS – UN

With over 1,100 children being infected with HIV daily, United Nations organizations have appealed to countries to bolster efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmissions (PMTCT) of the virus.