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Two cutting-edge technologies for HIV detection in infants receive WHO prequalification

Two innovative technologies for early infant diagnosis of HIV newly prequalified by WHO will allow many more infants to be diagnosed quickly and placed on life-saving treatment.

Published
22 June 2016
From
World Health Organization
Ending AIDS through integrated care: Combining sexual and reproductive health and HIV services in Malawi

today, thanks to a UNFPA-supported program to integrate sexual and reproductive health and HIV services together in one-stop shops, patients can visit the Mzenga clinic any day of the week and receive any, and all, maternal, sexual and reproductive health and HIV services they desire in privacy, from staff trained in all the areas – and in how they overlap.

Published
10 June 2016
From
UNFPA
UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
Thailand is first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Thailand today received validation from WHO for having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, becoming the first country in Asia and the Pacific region and also the first with a large HIV epidemic to ensure an AIDS-free generation.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
Thailand Shows the Way Towards an HIV-Free World

Thailand has provided the world with an important milestone towards the global goal of ending pediatric AIDS. This week, the World Health Organization is formally declaring that Thailand has officially eliminated new HIV infections among children.

Published
07 June 2016
From
Inter Press Service
Zimbabwe: Mandatory HIV testing for kids ill-conceived

The decision by the Harare Municipality to embark on a mandatory HIV testing of pupils in all council-run primary schools as part of a health education, is ill-conceived and could entrench stigma and traumatise those suspected to be infected.

Published
24 May 2016
From
The Herald
In Option B+, side-effects and needing time to think are key reasons for not taking HIV medication

A qualitative study of women in Malawi who chose not to take HIV treatment as part of the country’s Option B+ programme, or who interrupted their treatment,

Published
19 May 2016
By
Roger Pebody
HIV in children is a symptom of the failures of the AIDS response

Leaders from West and Central Africa urged to mobilize national and international political commitment for an ambitious catch up plan to intensify the HIV response in the region.

Published
10 May 2016
From
MSF
HIV-Positive Women in Uganda Are Being Sterilized Against Their Will

A 2013 report by the National Forum of People Living with HIV/AIDS Networks in Uganda (NAFOPHANU) found that at least 11 percent of women living with HIV/AIDS were forcibly sterilized. A 2015 report focusing on such coercion from Uganda-based NGO International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) revealed that forced sterilization and coercion — which includes women being given money and misinformation or being intimidated by a health worker — continues in the country.

Published
03 May 2016
From
ThinkProgress
Malawi tests first unmanned aerial vehicle flights for HIV early infant diagnosis

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have started testing the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) to explore cost effective ways of reducing waiting times for HIV testing of infants.

Published
15 March 2016
From
UNICEF

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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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