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UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS faces battle over key populations

Activists say that a United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS, due to be finalised this week at a UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York,

Published
07 June 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Men who have sex with men, sex workers groups ask: Will next UN political declaration on HIV and AIDS exclude most affected, least reached populations?

As world representatives meet this week to set next course on HIV, deletions of key populations raise questions on commitment to ambitious 90-90-90 goals.

Published
07 June 2016
From
Science Speaks
How to meet the first-ever global hepatitis targets

It will be critical to ensure that the ambitious targets towards HCV elimination by 2030 are accompanied by predictable and focussed funding for testing, prevention and treatment, especially for middle-income countries, which suffer from the highest burden of HCV infections. In addition, placing the most at risk populations, in particular PWID, at the centre of the response will be essential. Despite dramatic advances in science with new medicines able to cure nearly all PLHCV, including people co-infected with HIV and the emergence of promising policies, the question of access to care by the communities most in need remains.

Published
06 June 2016
From
International AIDS Society
Why Naloxone Should Be Accessible For Everyone

A medical examiner has confirmed that musician Prince died of an overdose on fentanyl, a powerful opioid. This high-profile case illustrates why governments must embrace naloxone: a safe and affordable medicine that prevents deadly opioid overdoses.

Published
06 June 2016
From
Talking Drugs
No ending AIDS in Africa without protecting rights

Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending AIDS, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) cautions African governments against back-tracking on their AIDS commitments and failing to protect the rights of people living with HIV, women and girls and key populations, such as sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people and men who have sex with men.

Published
06 June 2016
From
ARASA
How a young doctor shocked India with its first HIV diagnosis 30 years ago

The year was 1986. It was a hot, humid day in June when Dr Suniti Solomon first discovered that the deadly HIV/AIDS virus had made its way to India.

Published
06 June 2016
From
Hindustan Times
East Europe & Central Asia: Let's not lose track! – EECA communities position on HIV situation in the region

As leaders of the HIV response gather in New York on June 8-10 for the 2016 High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, civil society networks of the EECA region prepared the “East Europe & Central Asia: Let’s not lose track” report to draw attention to the catastrophic situation in our region and solutions that would enable us to catch up to the rest of the world on the track to move towards ending AIDS and achieving Strategic Development Goals by 2030.

Published
06 June 2016
From
East Europe & Central Asia Union of PLWH
European Drug Report 2016

What are the latest trends in drug supply to Europe? What drugs are causing the most harm and concern today? What are the most recent developments in drug prevention, treatment and policy?

Published
06 June 2016
From
ECMDDA
LGBT Communities Silenced in HIV Reduction Efforts

The persistent exclusion of LGBT communities in HIV responses globally has recently resurfaced at the United Nations. Russia along with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a bloc of 57 states including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, banned 11 LGBT organisations from attending the High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS which is set to take place in New York on 8-10 June.

Published
06 June 2016
From
Inter Press Service
Prince’s fentanyl overdose gives new urgency to opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic sweeping the nation once more took center stage after law enforcement officials revealed that music icon Prince’s death in April was due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far stronger than morphine. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sharon Stancliff of the Harm Reduction Coalition for more on how we can reduce opioid fatalities with better addiction treatment.

Published
03 June 2016
From
PBS

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