HIV

Deal to reduce price of HIV treatment aims to save more lives

A life-saving medicine to treat HIV will now be made more widely available to millions of people in developing countries.

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UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of ‘game-changing’ HIV treatment

Senior United Nations officials today welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle-income countries of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen

“Scales have tipped” in fight against HIV

A key milestone has been reached in the fight against HIV, according to UN health experts, who say that more than half of all sufferers now have access to treatment.

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UN Gender Focus: South Sudan, young women's rights and religion

Women and children plead for peace in South Sudan ‘ghost town’

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UN chief says “no time for complacency” in global AIDS fight

There is no time for complacency” in the fight against AIDS, the UN Secretary-General warned in his latest report on halting and reversing the global epidemic.

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News in Brief 21 April 2017 (AM) – Geneva

325 million people suffer from hepatitis B and C

More than 325 million people are infected with hepatitis B or C virus, which can seriously damage the liver, and most sufferers do not get the life-saving help they need, UN health experts said on Friday.

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News in Brief 19 April 2017 (AM)

Resolve Gaza energy crisis, UN Middle East official urges

A senior UN official is calling for resolution of the electricity crisis in Gaza, where the sole power plant has run out of fuel.

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UNAIDS says “make some noise” for #zerodiscrimination

Discrimination in health care settings is forcing people with HIV and AIDS to “go underground,” causing them to miss out on the essential medical services they need.

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Youth must have a say in decisions about their sexual health: advocate

Stigma around sexuality in young people can hinder conversations with policy makers, but young people have a “right to participate” in decisions about their sexual health, a youth advocate says.

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UN Gender Focus: gender equality, Somalia and youth

Women should be able to “leapfrog” into evolving world of work

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