AIDS

Five community groups honoured with UN-backed prize for AIDS activism

Five community organizations from Ghana, India, Iran, Malawi and Mexico have received special recognition as winners of the Red Ribbon Award, a United Nations initiative that honours outstanding local leadership and action in responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Women’s voices must be heard in tackling HIV/AIDS – UN study

Women’s voices are still being left out in the battle against HIV/AIDS, despite frequent calls for their increased participation in determining resource allocation over the disease, according to a new United Nations-backed study.

Ban helps open Global Village at Mexico AIDS summit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has helped officially open the Global Village at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, which offers a space for communities living with and affected by HIV, policymakers, researchers and the general public to share information and ideas about the pandemic.

New UN scheme seeks to boost response of national health systems to HIV/AIDS

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a package of priority interventions designed to help low- and middle-income countries move towards universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support.

Ban urges end to prejudice against people living with HIV/AIDS

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for bolstered global efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS, stressing at the world’s largest forum on the pandemic that the virus impedes economic development and that discrimination against people living with HIV remains widespread.