UNAIDS

UNAIDS chief visits Brazil to promote awareness of TB link, end prejudice

The head of the United Nations agency charged with coordinating the fight against HIV/AIDS is in Brazil this week promoting awareness of the link between the epidemic and tuberculosis and the necessity to address discrimination in the South American country’s response to HIV.

Togolese footballer joins UN roster of stars spotlighting HIV/AIDS epidemic

Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor is the latest addition to the United Nations roster of renowned personalities using their star power to raise awareness about the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Condoms essential element in fighting AIDS epidemic – UN

With over 7,400 new HIV infections daily, comprehensive approaches – including condom use – are essential to stop the spread of the AIDS epidemic, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said today, warning that there is no “single magic bullet” for prevention.

Universal access for HIV prevention, care top priority, says UN official

Even in the face of the current global economic turmoil, investing in AIDS responses is crucial to prevent 1.3 million deaths in the next two years, the head of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said today, highlighting how the agency’s top priority is to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

UN agency applauds Burundi for protecting rights of gay men

The United Nations agency charged with coordinating the fight against HIV/AIDS today welcomed a Senate decision in Burundi overwhelmingly rejecting a bill which sought to outlaw homosexuality.

Achieving universal access to services top priority for new UNAIDS chief

The new head of the United Nations agency charged with coordinating the fight against HIV/AIDS said today that the achievement of universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010 is his top priority, as he launched the agency’s latest report in South Africa.

UN study estimates 35,000 people contracted HIV in Middle East, North Africa in 2007

With a new assessment showing some 35,000 new cases of HIV and some 25,000 AIDS-related deaths across North Africa and the Middle East in 2007, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today stressed the importance of national monitoring of the epidemic and its response.

Understanding most recent HIV infections crucial for further prevention, UN report says

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today called on countries to realign their prevention programmes by better understanding how the most recent infections were transmitted and the reasons why they occurred.

UN programme to work toward elimination of HIV travel restrictions

Calling travel restrictions on HIV positive people, in place in 104 countries, discriminatory and unnecessary, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has set up an international task force to work toward their elimination.

'Micro-credit' pioneer named Goodwill Ambassador for UN AIDS agency

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today announced the appointment of Mohammed Yunus, the pioneering founder of a "village bank," as a Goodwill Ambassador to help fight the epidemic around the world, especially among the poor.