AIDS

Preventing HIV in the Philippines remains a “difficult” task

HIV prevention in the Philippines is “difficult” and challenging because of church teaching against the use of condoms, the UN’s Children Fund, UNICEF, has said.

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UN and Africa: focus on peacekeepers, HIV/AIDS and volunteerism

Killing of two peacekeepers in CAR condemned by UN

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“Emergency response” to HIV launched in Libya

An “emergency response” to a rise in HIV infections in Libya, has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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On World AIDS Day, UNICEF warns of sharp rise in new HIV infections among adolescents

New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 a year by 2030 if progress stalls in reaching adolescents, warns a report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today, which is observed annually as World AIDS Day.

Ahead of World AIDS Day, UN chief honoured for work to end epidemic, fight against stigma

Speaking at a special event commemorating World AIDS Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the need to stop stigma and abuse against those living with the disease and to ensure that they receive the care, treatment and protection they are entitled to.

UN health agency issues new guidelines on HIV self-testing

Ahead of World AIDS Day, marked annually on 1 December, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing, which aim to help millions of people know their HIV status and get treatment.

HIV self-test is key to fighting AIDS, says WHO

Encouraging people to test themselves for HIV could be a game-changer in the fight to rid the world of AIDS, UN health experts have said.

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Even as HIV treatment soars, young women still face high infection risk, UN warns

The United Nations warned today that while more people than ever are accessing antiretroviral treatment for HIV, girls aged 15 to 24, transitioning to womanhood, face many HIV-related challenges, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and called for a life-cycle approach to finding solutions for everyone, at all stages of life.

UN-backed AIDS conference closes with calls to end discrimination, bolster HIV care, support

As the 21st International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Durban, South Africa, the Deputy Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Luiz Loures, called for ending discrimination against patients, especially those from the most vulnerable populations.

New drive for paediatric HIV treatment launched at global AIDS conference

A new global push to end paediatric AIDS by 2020 was launched today at the 21st International AIDS Conference, the world’s largest forum devoted to any single health or development issue, said the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today.