HIV

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.

UNAIDS: millions receiving HIV treatment globally through accelerated and focused response

Citing “extraordinary” progress in HIV prevention and response in the last 15 years, a new United Nations report found that many countries are adopting the Fast-Track Strategy developed by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which allows more people to receive timely treatment for HIV, in an effort to end AIDS by 2030, as part of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Business skills training empowers women in Zimbabwe

Programmes that promote women’s entrepreneurship and educate adolescents about HIV and AIDS have changed the lives of more than 6,000 people in Zimbabwe.

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New UN treatment guidelines say all people with HIV should get antiretrovirals

Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today, as it issued new guidelines that could help avert more than 21 million deaths and 28 million new infections by 2030.

UNAIDS and Kenya launch joint effort to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

An innovative new tool to track progress and identify gaps in HIV programming in Kenya has been unveiled in the capital, Nairobi.

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UN and Kenya team up to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

The United Nations programme that works to combat HIV/AIDS is working with the Government of Kenya in a bid to end the AIDS epidemic in the country by 2030, through the creation of a new data-collecting tool to track progress in current HIV programming.

Women with HIV still face obstacles to treatment

A growing number of women infected with HIV are receiving treatment, but cultural and economic obstacles make staying on it a challenge, according to a new study sponsored by UN Women, the United Nations agency that deals with gender issues.

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UN-backed initiative announces deal to sharply lower price of HIV early infant diagnosis

A dramatic 35 per cent reduction in the price for HIV early infant diagnostic technologies today has been announced by the United Nations-backed Diagnostics Access Initiative, in partnership with Roche Diagnostics.

ADDIS: world has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released today in Addis Ababa by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).