HIV

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.

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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“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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Youth must be included in UNAIDS declaration

Youth must push to be fully included in the UNAIDS Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.

That’s according to Cedric Nininahazwe, Executive Director of RNJ+, Burundi's national network of young people living with HIV.

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UN Gender Focus: reproductive rights, women police officers and solar energy

Zimbabwe activist champions sexual reproductive rights for women

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UN General Assembly adopts political declaration to fast-track progress on ending AIDS

At a high-level meeting on ending AIDS that opened at the United Nations General Assembly today, Member States adopted a new political declaration that includes a set of time-bound targets to fast-track the pace of progress towards combating the worldwide scourge of HIV and AIDS over the next five years and end the epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

UNAIDS appoints amfAR chair and fashion designer Kenneth Cole as Goodwill Ambassador

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today appointed the Chair of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and leading fashion designer Kenneth Cole as a UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador.

UN urges collective action ahead of forum to fast-track AIDS response over next five years

While much has been done over the past few years to halt and reverse the AIDS epidemic, the international community is set to gather for a three-day meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York later this week in order to propel the global response on a fast-track approach and chart the way towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).