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UN pledges to end Aids epidemic but plan barely mentions those most at risk

UN member states have pledged to end the Aids epidemic by 2030, but campaigners say the strategy adopted by the 193-nation general assembly on Wednesday barely mentions those most at risk of contracting HIV/Aids: men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people and intravenous drug users. Activists walked out in protest after the resolution was adopted.

Published
09 June 2016
From
The Guardian
2016 U.N. Political Declaration on Ending AIDS a disappointing and unprincipled setback in the fight against AIDS

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is profoundly dismayed with the decision made by a majority of United Nations member states to adopt a flawed document. The Political Declaration on Ending AIDS by 2030 was meant to provide a compass for global and national policy, law, regulation, funding and programming. It could have been an important advocacy tool for civil society to hold governments to account. Sadly, the Declaration misses the mark—by a long shot. It fails to advance the needs, interests and rights of those most affected by HIV.

Published
09 June 2016
From
GNP+
Bold new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS adopted in New York

United Nations Member States agree to reach ambitious new targets by 2020, pledging to leave no one behind and end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
UN High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS Final Declaration

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
Latest UNAIDS numbers shows impacts of inequities — including in program norms

A look at the charts and graphs reveals a disquieting asymmetry, that, in turn, highlight the role that expanded treatment outreach and access, and strong and adequately equipped health systems will have to play in that prevention.

Published
01 June 2016
From
Science Speaks
How the Bernie Sanders Campaign Alienated HIV/AIDS Activists

All Bernie Sanders had to do to curry greater favor with HIV/AIDS activists was to meet with them and listen to their concerns, reinforcing that fighting HIV/AIDS would be a Sanders administration priority. That was it, and he couldn't do it. He didn't even come close.

Published
01 June 2016
From
The Body
World Health Assembly adopts global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs

The World Health Assembly has adopted 3 global health sector strategies on: HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for the period 2016-2021. The integrated strategies highlight the critical role of Universal Health Coverage. Their targets are aligned with those laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Published
01 June 2016
From
WHO
Rhetoric Versus Reality: Can the Next President 'End AIDS' in the United States?

What would "ending AIDS" as an epidemic in the U.S. by 2025 look like?

Published
31 May 2016
From
The Body
The Drugs Consensus Is Not Pretty - It's Been Ripped Apart at the Seams

The UNGASS was certainly not a success for the defenders of the status quo. The consensus on punitive prohibition has been well and truly ripped apart at the seams. This UNGASS demonstrates the impact civil society pressure can achieve. The drug policy reform movement will continue to grow into a formidable global social movement towards 2019. The collective demand for change will grow ever louder leading to sustainable and seismic break-throughs at national, regional and ultimately UN levels.

Published
04 May 2016
From
International Drug Policy Consortium
Shaping the Next Administration's Response to HIV in the U.S.

What do we want the next administration to do to reduce the burden of the HIV epidemic in the United States? Thus far, two of the presidential candidates have published HIV policy statements online, and have agreed to meet with HIV advocates and stakeholders in the days ahead. That is an encouraging start, but we hope all of the candidates will share their views on HIV. Here we share our partial wish list for the next administration (and we hope that others working to address HIV in the U.S. will add to or refine this list in commentary).

Published
04 May 2016
From
Huffington Post
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