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Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis – questions and answers

Implementing PrEP poses new challenges in planning, managing and funding combination prevention.

Published
17 July 2015
From
UNAIDS
People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

Published
14 July 2015
From
The Guardian
UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule

The AIDS targets of MDG 6—halting and reversing the spread of HIV—have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). New HIV infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 41%. The global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly 8 million (7.8 million) AIDS-related deaths since 2000, when the MDGs were set.

Published
14 July 2015
From
UNAIDS
Michel Sidibé: working to end AIDS as a public health threat

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, has the storyteller's persuasive powers.

Published
10 July 2015
From
The Lancet
Where next in PrEP and microbicides? Europeans discuss research pipeline

Thursday 18 June saw the final research meeting in Brussels of CHAARM (Combined Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Microbicides), the EU-supported research consortium which for the last five and a

Published
07 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
A UNAIDS–Lancet Commission on Defeating AIDS—Advancing Global Health

The UNAIDS–Lancet Commission has come together at a moment when the lessons of the AIDS response, including its whole-of-society perspective, can be informative and even transformational for other spheres of global health. The path to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, as set out in this report, should be a major part of the post-2015 development agenda.

Published
25 June 2015
From
The Lancet
US funding for HIV treatment linked with employment gains in sub-Saharan Africa

We found that PEPFAR was associated with a 13 percent increase in employment among males in focus nations compared to non-focus ones. In contrast, no change in employment was observed among females. In addition, we found that increasing PEPFAR per capita funding by $100 was associated with a 9.1-percentage-point average increase in employment among males.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Brookings Institution (blog)
UNITAID brings innovation to the global response to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

At a meeting in Rio de Janeiro, the Executive Board announced it would as a first step focus investments in three areas: improving antiretroviral therapy for adults in low and middle-income countries; enabling the expanded use, or "scale-up", of first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a means of preventing HIV transmission; and the development of better tools to diagnose hepatitis C virus (HCV), in particular for people who are co-infected with HIV/HCV.

Published
08 June 2015
From
UNITAID
Obama’s AIDS Boss Appeals to Apax, Nike for Help to Curb HIV

Deborah Birx wants to wring more from the $6.8 billion the U.S. gives her each year to fight AIDS around the world. Hampered by a stagnant budget, she’s cutting off funding to clinics that fail to find HIV cases and looking to Starbucks Corp. and Nike Inc. for ideas.

Published
03 June 2015
From
Bloomberg
The HIV 'emergency' isn't over, says PEPFAR chief

Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and director of the largest initiative to combat a single disease, talks data, PEPFAR's future and the AIDS emergency we still face in this video interview.

Published
28 May 2015
From
Devex

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