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New WHO guidelines emphasise community testing
20 July, 2015
New HIV testing guidelines from the World Health Organisation aim to improve and expand testing services globally. The guidance includes a new focus on the importance of community testing to increase take-up of testing as early as possible after infection.
Millennium Development Goal 6 achieved 9 months ahead of schedule
14 July, 2015
The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to HIV and AIDS – halting and reversing the spread of HIV – has been met and exceeded, as announced by UNAIDS today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Early treatment crucial for over 45s
8 July, 2015
New research finds that people aged 45 to 65 have higher mortality rates as a result of late treatment initiation than younger people living with HIV. This highlights the need to prioritise early treatment among this age group.
Cuba eliminates mother to child transmission of HIV
1 July, 2015
Cuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV. A universal health system integrating maternal and child health with HIV and STI programmes has been central to this achievement.
UNAIDS-Lancet Commission make recommendations to end AIDS
25 June, 2015
A major new report by the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission recommends urgent action to reduce new HIV infections and improve treatment access. The next five years will be crucial for the HIV response if we are to end AIDS by 2030.
Global Fund takes action to reduce cost of viral load test
18 June, 2015
The Global Fund, the largest HIV funder worldwide, has set up agreements with seven manufacturers to bring down the cost of viral load tests. This will enable many more people living with HIV to access these tests and ensure their treatment is working correctly.
South Africa: Women still carry burden of stigma
11 June, 2015
South Africa’s national stigma survey reveals women bear the brunt of HIV stigma. Forced sterilisation and contraception as a requirement of treatment access continue to be a reality for women living with HIV.
HIV-related micro-epidemics on rise in Canada
4 June, 2015
The Canadian province, Saskatchewan, has seen an exponential rise in new HIV infections in the last ten years among First Nation communities. The epidemic is being fuelled by injecting drug use and a lack of available information and services.