AIDS

Mozambicans learning to cook healthily to fight off AIDS

Fishing communities in northern Mozambique are learning how to cook and eat more healthily in order to fight off disease, especially HIV.

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UN health agency urges expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV

Expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV is the key to ending the AIDS epidemic within a generation, the World Health Organization announced on the eve of World AIDS Day, presenting new “treat all” recommendations to enable countries to expand treatment rapidly and efficiently.

‘Hidden epidemic’ of HIV hitting adolescents in Asia-Pacific region, UN agencies warn

The Asia-Pacific region is facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents, with anestimated 50,000 new infections in 2014 among those aged 15 to 19, United Nations agencies reported today, calling on Governments to develop specifically targeted prevention strategies.

Adolescent deaths from AIDS have tripled since 2000, warns new UNICEF study

The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years with 26 new infections occurring every hour, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced today and warned that “it is critical that young people who are HIV-positive have access to treatment, care and support.”

UNAIDS: millions receiving HIV treatment globally through accelerated and focused response

Citing “extraordinary” progress in HIV prevention and response in the last 15 years, a new United Nations report found that many countries are adopting the Fast-Track Strategy developed by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which allows more people to receive timely treatment for HIV, in an effort to end AIDS by 2030, as part of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Business skills training empowers women in Zimbabwe

Programmes that promote women’s entrepreneurship and educate adolescents about HIV and AIDS have changed the lives of more than 6,000 people in Zimbabwe.

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Empower youth to end AIDS by 2030: Charlize Theron

South African actress Charlize Theron has joined African leaders in the campaign to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 in line with the new Sustainable Development Goals.

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Global Goals provide opportunity to ‘quicken pace of action’ to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 – UN

Speaking at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the leaders of Kenya and Malawi co-hosted today with the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) a high-level panel discussion on scaling up efforts to end the epidemic by 2030.

UNAIDS and Kenya launch joint effort to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

An innovative new tool to track progress and identify gaps in HIV programming in Kenya has been unveiled in the capital, Nairobi.

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UN and Kenya team up to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

The United Nations programme that works to combat HIV/AIDS is working with the Government of Kenya in a bid to end the AIDS epidemic in the country by 2030, through the creation of a new data-collecting tool to track progress in current HIV programming.