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Kaiser/UNAIDS analysis finds donor governments spent US$8 billion for HIV in 2018, similar to a decade ago

Donor government disbursements to combat HIV in low- and middle-income countries totaled US$8 billion in 2018, little changed from the US$8.1 billion total in 2017 and from the levels of a decade ago, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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18 hours ago
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UNAIDS press release
UNAIDS calls for greater urgency as global gains slow and countries show mixed results towards 2020 HIV targets

The pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to treatment and ending AIDS-related deaths is slowing down according to a new report released today by UNAIDS. 

Published
18 hours ago
From
UNAIDS press release
Meet the UNAIDS leadership contenders

Opinions vary on who should take the top job from a diverse shortlist that includes former politicians, medical scientists, and an NGO leader.

Published
11 July 2019
From
Devex
Who should lead UNAIDS?

Richard Horton: Who is best qualified to lead an organisation—UNAIDS— that has not only suffered severe reputational loss, but also faces threats to its continuing existence?

Published
07 July 2019
From
The Lancet
WHO’s “Treat All” Policy Had Immediate Effect on Global HIV Treatment Rates

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation in 2015 that all nations provide HIV treatment regardless of an individual’s CD4 count had a rapid and stark effect on increasing rates of rapid access to antiretrovirals (ARVs) in various developing nations.

Published
04 July 2019
From
POZ
UK pledges £1.4B to Global Fund, boosting advocates' spirits

The United Kingdom pledged £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday, with advocates hoping the commitment will encourage other donors to give generously as the fund chases a $14 billion replenishment to support its work over the next three years.

Published
01 July 2019
From
Devex
Who should be the new head of UNAIDS?

We have asked various experts and members of the AIDS community from around the world about their views on the five candidates. We have by no means conducted a scientific survey, but we have at least some sense of sentiment in the AIDS community.

Published
01 July 2019
From
Spotlight
Five candidates in the running to head UNAIDS after Sidibé

A shortlist of five candidates—including four people from Africa—are in the race to become Executive Director of the UN agency. Behind the scenes, lobbying is expected to intensify, including from the global AIDS community, donor countries, and countries with a high prevalence of people living with HIV, senior UN officials and ambassadors told The Lancet.

Published
01 July 2019
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The Lancet (free registration required)
Theresa May urges other countries to step forward as she unveils £1.4bn in fight against killer diseases

Prime minister Theresa May has urged international leaders at the G20 summit in Japan to follow the UK's lead and commit to fighting the world’s three biggest infectious disease killers, as she unveiled a £1.4 billion funding pledge. In one of her final acts as prime minister Mrs May announced the UK would give £467 million a year over the next three years to the Global Fund to Fight Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Published
01 July 2019
From
Telegraph
Yes, we really do need UNAIDS

As the global network of people living with a disease that still infects 1.8 million people every year and kills another 1 million annually, GNP+ can say loud and clear: Yes, we absolutely need UNAIDS as a distinct body that leads and co-ordinates the HIV response.

Published
01 July 2019
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GNP+
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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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