HIV/AIDS

UNAIDS report: COVID-19 pandemic derails 2020 HIV targets

HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached, owing in part to deeply unequal access to antiretroviral therapy and service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UNAIDS report released on Monday.

UN issues ‘wake-up call’: Don’t sideline AIDS response during COVID-19 crisis

As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus, decades of advances made in the battle against HIV are under threat, noted two UN agencies on Monday, point out that disruptions to treatment could cause hundreds of thousands of HIV-related deaths.
 

99 per cent of intravenous drug users lack access to health, ‘social services with dignity’ says UNAIDS chief

Despite a decline in new HIV infections globally, a UN report launched on Wednesday highlights that nearly all people who inject drugs live in countries that do not provide suitable harm-reduction service coverage, meaning they are denied adequate access to essential health services.

‘Stigma and discrimination still persists’ against people living with HIV – UN labour agency

Although progress in treating people living with HIV has enabled them to work, they continue to face career discrimination, says a new study launched on Thursday by the United Nations labour agency.

On ‘Zero Discrimination Day’ UN urges tackling everyday biases; ask yourself ‘what if...?'

To mark Zero Discrimination Day, the United Nations agency coordinating the global effort to tackle HIV/AIDS is challenging people to recognize where everyday discrimination takes place and take action to stop it by asking themselves simple questions: ‘What if the person you bought your vegetables from was living with HIV? Would you buy tomatoes from him?’

News in Brief 05 December 2017 (PM)

“Another big loss” as 14th peacekeeper this year is killed in CAR

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We need to get smarter on HIV, says fashion guru Kenneth Cole

Failing to find a cure for HIV/AIDS in the next five years may see the world “losing control” of the virus, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Kenneth Cole said on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 21 July 2017 (PM)

Drug-resistant HIV “a growing challenge to global health”: WHO chief

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Ending AIDS is within reach: The Lid is On, with Kenneth Cole

Ending AIDS means controlling the spread of spread of HIV and lessening the impact on people’s lives, says the UN agency fighting the epidemic, UNAIDS.

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