AIDS

Addressing AIDS conference in South Africa, Ban calls for scaling up global response

More than 18,000 global leaders, scientists, advocates, and frontline health workers gathered today in Durban, South Africa, for a United Nations-cosponsored international conference on AIDS, to advance knowledge about HIV and build innovative partnerships to strengthen global response to the endemic.

Adolescents are dying of AIDS at an alarming rate, UN agency warns

An average of 29 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are infected with HIV every hour, according to the United Nations Children's Fund, which is calling for a redoubling of prevention and treatment efforts.

Warning of stalled progress against HIV infections, new UN report urges stepped-up prevention efforts

Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children have been reduced by 40 per cent since the peak in 1997, but the decline among adults has stalled for at least five years, according to a new report from the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response.

PODCAST: End of AIDS within reach, but Kenneth Cole warns of reversal if treatment push lags

Ending AIDS means controlling the spread of HIV and lessening its impact on people's lives, the Joint UN Programme fighting the epidemic (UNAIDS) has said, noting that the number of people on anti-retroviral treatment today has surpassed the number of new infections each year, and more countries are reporting that zero mother-to-child transmission of HIV is in sight.

UN Gender Focus: LBTI people and High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

“Huge numbers” of LBTI people “killed and injured around the world”

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Young woman openly living with HIV shares powerful testimony at UN

A young woman from Zimbabwe openly living with HIV, has been sharing her personal story of survival with the world to give hope to people in her situation.

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AIDS epidemic continues to grow in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Mobilization of effective policies to fight AIDS and HIV is vital in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the only regions where the epidemic continues to grow.

That’s according to Michel Kazatchkine, the UN special envoy for HIV and AIDS for those nations.

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Sex education “empowers” youth to make informed choices

A comprehensive sexual education programme empowers young people to make informed choices, a young delegate from Bulgaria has said.

Peter Mladenov from the Department of Youth Policies in the Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports said the classes he took “changed his life”.

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“Stigma and discrimination” surrounding AIDS continues says Princess

It’s “terrible” that “stigma and discrimination” surrounding HIV and AIDS continue in many parts of the world in 2016.

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UN on the fast-track to end AIDS in women, children

“Start free, stay free, AIDS free” is a new plan adopted by the UN and its partners to accelerate the end of the AIDS epidemic.

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