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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.
Major treatment trial concludes time is of the essence
28 May, 2015
A major trial reveals the health benefits of early treatment for people living with HIV. The implications of this study could be a game-changer for the delivery of HIV treatment globally.
Silence as Russia’s HIV epidemic grows
21 May, 2015
Russia is one of a handful of countries where new HIV infections continue to rise. National silence on the issue and conservative laws are perpetuating the Russian epidemic.
Hope for women in fight against HIV
12 May, 2015
A pan-African study exploring the use of a vaginal ring to prevent transmission of HIV reveals this tool could help to address the power imbalance many women face when trying to negotiate safe safe.