HIV

UNESCO launches online game to educate youth about HIV/AIDS

A new video game being launched by the United Nations aims to provide young people with accurate and reliable information about HIV prevention, while educating, entertaining and promoting healthy behaviour.

Global effort to halt and reverse HIV/AIDS showing results, finds UN report

Global efforts to halt and even reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS are showing welcome results, with the number of people newly infected declining and AIDS-related deaths falling, according to the latest report from the United Nations agency leading the fight against the disease.

UN agency tackling HIV/AIDS welcomes Pope’s comments on condom use

The United Nations agency leading the global response to the AIDS epidemic has welcomed Pope Benedict XVI’s comments in which he reportedly justified the use of condoms to reduce HIV infection risk.

New UN guidelines unveiled to protect health workers from HIV and TB

United Nations agencies today launched new international guidelines aimed at helping to protect health workers who provide care to people infected with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) from becoming infected themselves in the course of their work.

UNICEF rolls out innovative way to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in Kenya

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Kenyan authorities today introduced into the East African country an innovative approach to preventing the transition of the HIV virus from mothers to their babies.

Donors pledge billions to help UN-backed fund combat AIDS, TB and malaria

Donor countries, private foundations, corporations and individuals meeting at the United Nations have pledged over $11.5 billion in new funding over the next three years for the global partnership to fight three killer diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

UN report shows access to HIV services improving in developing countries

A new United Nations report showing significant progress in improving access to HIV/AIDS services in 37 developing countries offers realistic hope for the achievement of universal access, a UN official responsible for battling the pandemic said today.

New funding needed to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, UN chief warns

With 4,500 people dying from tuberculosis every day and a child succumbing to malaria every 45 seconds, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today sought to drum up support for a United Nations-backed Fund to combat such lethal diseases.

UN agency reports significant progress in reducing new HIV infections

The number of new HIV infections is steadily falling or stabilizing in most parts of the world, with the countries with the largest epidemics in Africa leading the way, the United Nations agency coordinating the global AIDS response reported today.

Further trials planned for promising HIV prevention gel for women – UN

Two further clinical trials are planned for a vaginal gel that has shown potential in reducing the risk of HIV and which, if confirmed, would be a major breakthrough in protecting women, who make up about half of the people living with the virus worldwide, the United Nations said today.