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Now or Never: The Urgency of Closing the Treatment Gap for Children Living with HIV/AIDS

It is time for the international community led by UNAIDS to set an ambitious but feasible target for the number of HIV-positive children to be put on treatment. Countries with the highest paediatric HIV burdens, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, must take the lead to scale up treatment coverage for their HIV-positive children.

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10 hours ago
From
AIDS 2014 conference blog
HIV drugs treatment to start earlier - Motsoaledi

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Wednesday.

Published
11 hours ago
From
Independent Online
UNAIDS and partners launch initiative to improve HIV diagnostics

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has joined with global and regional partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative which calls for improving laboratory capacity to ensure that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective, high-quality HIV treatment services.

Published
14 hours ago
From
UNAIDS
High prices hinder access to newer HIV drugs and optimal tests that ensure treatment is working

High prices continue to represent a major barrier to affordable access of both new HIV medicines and viral load testing -- which is the best way to monitor whether treatment is working -- according to two reports released today by international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Published
22 July 2014
From
MSF
What is needed to 'step up the pace' on HIV prevention and treatment?

'Stepping up the pace', the theme of AIDS 2014, will require a new focus on key populations and geographical concentration of HIV, as well as intensified efforts

Published
21 July 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
AIDS 2014: A new target for HIV treatment from UNAIDS

Against the backdrop of a large screen photo of AIDS researcher Joep Lange, who died in Malaysian Airlines 17 crash last week, a high level panel Sunday discussed the UNAIDS new target for HIV treatment — 30 million by 2030.

Published
21 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
Mark Heywood: Does anybody remember AIDS?

Although the AIDS industry in Melbourne will be full of theatre, rail and rage, it is far too timid and far away to make anyone with power over the future of AIDS uncomfortable. So here are some of the things the conference-goers should have on their consciences.

Published
21 July 2014
From
Ground Up
AIDS 2014 opening ceremony honours Flight MH17 dead with drive to end AIDS by 2030

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) opened in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday evening overshadowed by the deaths of 298 passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Six delegates

Published
20 July 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
“Undetectable” viral load — opportunity for all by 2020

We call for an ambitious target of undetectable viral load to form the core of new global goals being debated by United Nations institutions and national governments and demand not just the promises but the funding, treatment options, laws and policies needed to meet those targets.

Published
20 July 2014
From
Treatment Action Campaign
Global Policy, Local Disconnects A look into the implementation of the 2013 HIV treatment GuideLines

The Global Policy, Local Disconnects: A Look Into the Implementation of the 2013 HIV Treatment Guidelines report is a global initiative undertaken by ITPC and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA). The research conducted and compiled in this report has been carried out by ITPC’s nine regional networks staff teams, ARASA and our respective country partners.

Published
20 July 2014
From
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
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