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PrEP found to cut risk of HIV by 50% in IDUs

17 June, 2013

A clinical trial in Bangkok, Thailand, showed daily intake of antiretroviral (ARV) drug, tenofovir, cut HIV infections rates by 50 percent among injecting drug users (IDUs), indicating the use of ARVs as a promising approach to HIV prevention.


UN releases report on progress towards 2011 Political Declaration

14 June, 2013

At this week's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Ban Ki-moon has stated that "we are paving the way to achieve an AIDS-free generation."


Resolution passed to promote rights of groups affected by HIV

12 June, 2013

The Organisation of American States (OAS)- a coalition of 35 independent states from Latin America, North America and the Caribbean- have passed a resolution to promote and protect the human rights of people living, or affected by HIV in the region.


Campaigning increases rates of pregnant women on ART

7 June, 2013

A study carried out in two health districts in KwaZulu Natal province, South Africa, found targeted campaigning by health workers accelerated antiretroviral treatment (ART) access among pregnant women living with HIV by more than 50 percent.


UK: report shows young people most affected by STIs

6 June, 2013

New data indicates sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are continuing to increase in the UK, with a reported 5% rise of new infections in 2012.


UN releases post-MDG agenda

5 June, 2013

The United Nations (UN) has released the long awaited report outlining the development agenda for beyond the millennium development goals (MDGs) that expire in 2015. The report was compiled by 27 high level leaders appointed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, after consulting 500,000 people from 121 countries, following five meetings and up to 5,000 pages of submissions.


UNITAID reduce cost for paediatric HIV treatment

31 May, 2013

Negotiations by UNITAID with drug manufacturers have resulted in an 80 percent price reduction for key HIV, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) treatments for children, and a 60 percent reduction on second-line HIV treatments.


Women Deliver conference: Maternal health and HIV in Africa

29 May, 2013

Today is the start of the third 'Women Deliver' conference (May 28-30) that will see thousands of people from around the world gather in Malaysia to call for action on improving health, rights and empowerment of women and girls.