HIV

AIDS epidemic still driven by human rights violations, UN experts warn

Ahead of next week’s high-level meeting on ending AIDS by 2030, United Nations independent experts are warning that the epidemic is still being driven by human rights violations, urging all Governments to remove punitive laws, policies and practices.

Two million more people living with HIV on life-saving treatment in 2015 – new UN report

The number of HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral medicines more than doubled to an estimated 17 million people from 2010 to 2015, with two million people gaining access to the life-saving drug last year alone, the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response announced today.

HIV: 17 million worldwide now accessing life-saving medicines

There has been an “extraordinary scale-up” in the number of people living with HIV who are now accessing life-saving medicines, according to a new UN report.

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LGBTI community faces systematic attempt to stifle its voice

The international community of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex people faces a systematic attempt to stifle their right to voice an opinion; that’s according to Charles Radcliffe from the UN human rights office (OH

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UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women

Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

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HIV resurfaces in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

The annual number of people newly infected by HIV around the world has dropped in the past 15 years, but the virus has resurfaced in the gay community.

That’s according to experts, researchers and human rights defenders belonging to an advocacy platform backed by the UN.

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Mozambicans learning to cook healthily to fight off AIDS

Fishing communities in northern Mozambique are learning how to cook and eat more healthily in order to fight off disease, especially HIV.

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UN marks World AIDS Day with ‘new hope’ as momentum builds to break epidemic by 2030

The first World AIDS Day since political leaders The first World AIDS Day since political leaders committed to ending the epidemic by 2030 as part of the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generated “new hope” to break the epidemic and keep it from rebounding in “an unparalleled opportunity to change the course of history for ever.”

UN health agency urges expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV

Expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV is the key to ending the AIDS epidemic within a generation, the World Health Organization announced on the eve of World AIDS Day, presenting new “treat all” recommendations to enable countries to expand treatment rapidly and efficiently.

‘Hidden epidemic’ of HIV hitting adolescents in Asia-Pacific region, UN agencies warn

The Asia-Pacific region is facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents, with anestimated 50,000 new infections in 2014 among those aged 15 to 19, United Nations agencies reported today, calling on Governments to develop specifically targeted prevention strategies.