AIDS

World AIDS Day: UN officials urge greater efforts to combat epidemic

United Nations officials are marking World AIDS Day with a call for building on recent successes and pressing ahead to get to zero – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths – by 2015.

Ahead of World AIDS Day, UN launches campaign against discrimination in workplace

The United Nations today launched a campaign that seeks to promote the rights of people living with HIV and combat discrimination against them in the workplace.

In UN-backed call, business leaders seek end to HIV travel restrictions

In a move jointly sponsored by the United Nations agency dealing with the global HIV/AIDS response, more than 40 top business leaders today called for the repeal of laws and policies restricting freedom of movement of people living with HIV.

New UN-backed initiative aims to halve HIV-associated tuberculosis deaths

A new United Nations-led initiative aimed at reducing HIV deaths caused by tuberculosis (TB) by half was launched today as part of a wider effort to accelerate the global fight against the highly fatal co-infection.

New UN report finds rate of new HIV infections has fallen by half in 25 countries

A reduction of more than 50 per cent in the rate of new HIV infections has been achieved across 25 low- and middle-income countries – more than half in Africa, the region most affected by HIV – according to a new United Nations report, which shows that unprecedented acceleration in the AIDS response is producing results.

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to combat AIDS-related stigma in new UN role

Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted a new role with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to advance efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against those affected by the epidemic.

French-speaking sub-Saharan states need big aid increase to fight AIDS, UN reports

Despite great progress within a short time, the 29 French-speaking countries of sub-Saharan Africa are lagging far behind other states in the region in the battle against HIV/AIDS and need a massive increase in international aid, according to a United Nations report issued today.

African leaders at UN call for accelerating response to HIV/AIDS

African leaders meeting on the sidelines of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly called today for innovative solutions to accelerate the response to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and to advance health for people on the continent.

UN-backed fund allocates more than $400 million to help combat AIDS, TB and malaria

Close to half a billion dollars will be distributed around the world as part of United Nations-backed efforts to respond to the global threat posed by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

UN officials urge action to ‘turn the tide’ on global HIV/AIDS epidemic

United Nations officials have called for a renewed commitment to tackle HIV/AIDS and end the epidemic once and for all, as over 20,000 delegates from all over the world gathered in the United States capital for the XIX International AIDS Conference.