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Malawi: Social contacts critical for identifying new HIV diagnoses

sign promoting HIV testing in Zambia

6 January, 2014

People recently diagnosed with HIV were three times more likely to refer someone who will test positive for HIV, compared to the general population in Malawi.


Uganda: Anti-homosexuality bill to further restrict rights of LGBT community

Protest against Uganda's anti-homosexuality Bill

20 December, 2013

The Ugandan Parliament has today passed the long-debated ‘anti-homosexuality’ bill, which will criminalise same-sex relations with a punishment of up to life imprisonment.


UNAIDS call for repeal of laws criminalising same sex relations

Rainbow flag at Johannesburg annual gay pride event.

13 December, 2013

UNAIDS call on countries around the world to repeal laws criminalising ‘adult consensual same sex sexual contact’. This comes at a crucial time as the Supreme Court of India reinstates a law criminalising consensual sex between adults of the same gender.


A tribute to the life of Mandela from South Africa

Nelson Mandela and Zackie Achmat of TAC

10 December, 2013

Today, the memorial service of Nelson Mandela is being held at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela’s closest confidants, global leaders and other well-known figures are in attendance, alongside an expected 80,000 members of the public, coming to pay their respects and, above all, celebrate an extraordinary life.


US increases commitment to Global Fund

A red AIDS awareness ribbon

6 December, 2013

The United States has increased their commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) to a potential US$5 billion.