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  • Germany—ready to lead by example to end AIDS

    During a recent visit to Germany, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, met with representatives of the federal government, local government, civil society, communities affected by HIV and the private sector.

    23 May 2017 | UNAIDS
  • Liberia Way Behind in HIV Response, Kicks-off 'Catch-up' Plan

    UNAIDS' new Country Director, Ms. Miriam Chipimo, says she looks forward to contributing to the response of HIV prevalence in Liberia. Ms. Chipimo stated: “We haven’t reached most of the people around the country for testing; we have only reached 26 percent of those who are positive with the virus.” She also indicated that of the estimated 40,000 persons living with the virus throughout the country, 6,000 of them need treatment.

    18 May 2017 | Liberian Daily Observer
  • HIV and Aids Prevalence On the Decrease in Malawi

    Malawi's National Aids Commission (NAC) has said HIV and Aids prevalence rate is decreasing in the country. statistics for 2010 indicate that 10 percent of people in Malawi were living with HIV and Aids while the 2016/17 statistics show that eight percent of people in Malawi are living with the virus that causes Aids.

    18 May 2017 | Nyasa Times
  • Unprecedented extension of Global Gag Rule puts HIV programmes at risk

    The Alliance comments: "In implementing this controversial policy, the US government will force organisations to choose between either women’s right to comprehensive health services and advice, or vital support for tens of millions of people living with HIV. This is an impossible dilemma for organisations like ours. We urge the US government to re-evaluate its stance, to ensure that we stay on target to end AIDS by 2030." See also https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/feb/14/bill-and-melinda-gates-trumps-global-gag-rule-endangers-millions-women-girls-us-funding

    17 May 2017 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • A path toward ending AIDS in the US by 2025

    Using prevention surveillance data to model rates of HIV incidence, prevalence and mortality, investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health set targets, specifically a decrease in new infections to 21,000 by 2020 and to 12,000 by 2025, that would mark a transition toward ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

    15 May 2017 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • The continuum of HIV care: What does it mean and how is Europe doing?

    From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: this new ECDC report summarises key findings concerning and the Continuum of HIV Care in Europe based on data reported by countries in Europe and Central Asia. In the 37 countries reporting data, an estimated 1.2 million people are living with HIV, 898 000 of whom (75%) have been diagnosed; 88% of these are estimated to be virally suppressed.

    10 May 2017 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • The Rural Challenge of HIV

    A new study identifies obstacles for UN strategy of treatment as prevention in Lesotho, where people infected with HIV are geographically dispersed throughout the countryside. This dispersion confounds one of the basic precepts of the strategy, which holds that as more people are treated, the treatment will become cheaper. In fact, becomes harder and more expensive to scale up treatment when that community is rural and dispersed.

    04 May 2017 | Inside Science
  • India to provide HIV treatment to all who need it

    On 28 April, during an event in New Delhi, Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, announced a new test-and-treat policy that commits to providing access to HIV treatment for everyone living with HIV in the country.

    02 May 2017 | UNAIDS
  • UN strategy for eliminating HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa is unfeasible, study finds

    A widely dispersed population could pose challenges for the UN's initiative aimed to eliminate HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, a statistical mapping technique suggests.

    10 April 2017 | Science Daily
  • South Africa: 'We Can't Accept the New HIV, TB Plan' - Treatment Action Campaign

    The new national strategic plan for HIV and TB is a plan that seems reasonable when considered in the abstract, but that risks falling apart when confronted by the realities of the public healthcare system and political context.

    04 April 2017 | AllAfrica
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