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Nigeria: Dwindling Funds, Dearth of Personnel Impede Fight Against HIV/Aids

A total of 3.2 million persons are currently living with HIV in Nigeria, making the national HIV prevalence rate to stand at 3.2%. The current prevalence rate represents a drop from the 3.5% prevalence statistics recorded in the country over the last decade, thanks to the financial and technical assistance from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). However unless urgent steps are taken by the Federal Government to take full ownership of funding and supply of commodities and drugs for management of the epidemic, the gains made, especially in the reversal of spread of the virus through Prevention of Mother to Child transmission may collapse, leading to resurgence and new deaths.

Published
17 November 2015
From
AllAfrica.com
The 21st International AIDS Conference to take place on 18-22 July 2016

Today the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced final dates for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), which will be 18-22 July 2016. The decision was made as part of a new conference approach that will more fully incorporate several pre-conference meetings into the main conference programme. AIDS 2016 will be hosted in Durban, South Africa.

Published
04 November 2015
From
AIDS 2016
Clinton archives reveal AIDS fund chief pushed out in 2012

A series of recently released emails by former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton contradict the official motive given for Michel Kazatchkine leaving his top post at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS in 2012.

Published
02 November 2015
From
Yahoo News / AFP
How do we treat the world? Experts discuss moving to universal HIV treatment

What practical steps does the global healthcare community need to take in order to expand HIV treatment so that it can reach everyone who is diagnosed? And

Published
21 October 2015
By
Gus Cairns
U.S. pledges $4 billion to Global Fund, pushes for reform

In a much anticipated announcement during the Replenishment Conference in New York on Monday and Tuesday this week, the Obama Administration revealed a $4 billion pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years.

Published
07 October 2015
From
Science Speaks
WHO and UNAIDS launch new standards to improve adolescent care

New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care.

Published
07 October 2015
From
UNAIDS press release
Ebola is all but over, but the postmortem on the World Health Organization is just getting started

Thousands died in west Africa, but the biggest victim could be the ineffectual World Health Organization, which acted far too slowly to contain the outbreak. A year after the peak of the Ebola epidemic, which killed more than 11,300 people and threw the US and Europe into a panic, it is the global health system that is under scrutiny. In particular, the WHO is in the dock for failing to act soon enough. Big questions are being asked about its competence and its future.

Published
01 October 2015
From
The Guardian
UNAIDS welcomes adoption of new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

UNAIDS has welcomed the adoption by world leaders of the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which set the framework for global development policy over the next 15 years. The ambitious agenda outlines 17 goals ranging from ending poverty and hunger, to achieving gender equality and combatting climate change.

Published
01 October 2015
From
UNAIDS press release
WHO guidelines recommend universal antiretroviral treatment, PrEP for those at substantial risk

The World Health Organization (WHO) released updated guidelines today calling for antiretroviral therapy for everyone diagnosed with HIV regardless of CD4 cell count and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Published
30 September 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Report Shows 17 Million Lives Saved

A new report shows that the Global Fund partnership has made remarkable gains against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria by supporting programs that have saved more than 17 million lives.

Published
22 September 2015
From
Global Fund

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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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