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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.

Published
10 April 2017
From
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.

Published
04 April 2017
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AllAfrica
South Africa launches new plan to advance progress towards ending AIDS

In the plan are a set of bold and ambitious targets which include reducing new HIV infections from 270 000 to less than 100 000 per year, reducing new tuberculosis (TB) infections from 450 000 to less than 315 000 per year and reaching the 90–90–90 targets.

Published
04 April 2017
From
UNAIDS
UNAIDS warns that countries will miss the 2020 target of reducing HIV-associated TB deaths by 75% unless urgent action is taken

On World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living with HIV. TB is the most common cause of hospital admission and death among people living with HIV. In 2015, 1.1 million people died from an AIDS-related illness—around 400 000 of whom died from TB, including 40 000 children.

Published
27 March 2017
From
UNAIDS press release
Zim on course to meet UN target to end HIV, Aids

ZIMBABWE is on course to meeting the United Nations’ 90-90-90 ambitious target to help end the HIV and Aids pandemic by 90% in 2020, a Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (Zimpha) survey says.

Published
23 March 2017
From
NewsDay
Q&A: The director of the Gates Foundation's HIV program on what's needed to accelerate efforts

Devex caught up with Emilio Emini, director of the HIV program at the foundation, to check in on the progress that has been made in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease, as well as what more is needed to control the epidemic.

Published
17 March 2017
From
Devex
Commentary on U=U campaign - Follow Up on previous article 'On Fear, Infectiousness and Undetectability'

Last week, GNP+ published a statement offering an alternative perspective on the messaging of campaigns on the uninfectiousness of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, including the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign. Following reactions from supporters of the campaign, GNP+ releases the following statement clarifying our position on this important issue.

Published
15 February 2017
From
GNPPlus
Number of people receiving ART through programs supported by the Global Fund reaches 10 million

In the first half of 2016, through programs supported by the Global Fund, another 787,000 people were put on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV, bringing the total to date to 10 million, a 9% increase over end-2015 results and a 17% increase over the number a year ago. Three countries account for 77% of the increase from six months ago: Kenya (52%), Tanzania (16%) and Mozambique (9%).

Published
01 February 2017
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Global Fund Observer
Reversing the HIV epidemic: Europe needs to scale-up prevention, testing and treatment

In a two-day conference organised in collaboration between the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and ECDC, HIV experts from across the European Union discussed how to reverse this trend and how to prepare Europe to achieve the set target of ending AIDS by 2030.

Published
31 January 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Federal program cuts disparities in HIV/AIDS care

In 2014, the safety-net program provided drugs, medical care and support services to more than 268,000 people in the U.S. living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Now a study shows that in 82 percent of them HIV is no longer detectable in their blood – a state known as “viral suppression.”

Published
24 January 2017
From
Reuters
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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