AIDS

Global partners commit $12 billion to UN-backed fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomed today a $12 billion commitment by international partners to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its fourth replenishment meeting in Washington, DC.

World AIDS Day: UN hails gains in combating virus, urges greater action towards 'zero discrimination'

While welcoming the solid progress being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, United Nations officials marked World AIDS Day with urgent appeals for the international community to work even harder to end stigma, discrimination and complacency, to stop new HIV infections among children and to ensure access to care and treatment for all those that need it.

UN urges greater action, investment to prevent HIV infections in adolescents

More than 850,000 infants have been saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents require urgent action to help this vulnerable group, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says in a new report released today.

New UN guidelines address specific needs of millions of adolescents with HIV

Ahead of this year's World AIDS Day, the United Nations health agency has launched new recommendations to address the specific needs of adolescents – both those living with HIV and those who are at risk of infection – many of whom do not receive the care and support they need.

UNAIDS urges end to gender-based violence in effort to reduce risk of HIV infection

The United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic is calling for an end to gender-based violence, which is not only a serious human rights violation but also increases the risk of HIV infection.

UN reports sustained progress in fighting HIV/AIDS, but some regions lag

The United Nations today reported accelerated progress in combating HIV/AIDS in much of the world, with significant decreases in new infections and deaths, but worrying signs persist that some regions and countries are falling behind in the global battle.

Battle against HIV/AIDS in Asia-Pacific ‘far from over,’ UN agency warns

Voicing deep concern over high HIV/AIDS infection among children and teenagers in Asia-Pacific, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called for accelerated actions to address the specific needs of this vulnerable group and wipe out the pandemic.

'Aging' of HIV epidemic necessitates more services for older citizens, UN agency reports

The shifting demographics of the AIDS epidemic demands a new focus to reach people aged 50 and over who are currently underserved by HIV services, today urged the United Nations agency leading the global HIV/AIDS response.

UN agency reports ‘dramatic’ progress on reducing new HIV infections

The rate of new HIV infections fell by one-third over the past decade due to increased spending and effective treatment, the United Nations agency leading the global HIV/AIDS response today reported.

At ‘tipping point’ in fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, UN-backed fund seeks 15B to defeat pandemics

With a $15 billion investment over the next three years, the global community can make huge strides towards defeating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – saving both missions of dollars and millions of lives, according to a new report by the United Nations-backed fund to fight the pandemics.