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Sri Lanka: Number of young people living with HIV increasing
13 January, 2014
Sharp increase in the number of young people living with HIV in Sri Lanka between 2009 and 2013 makes this group a key affected population.
Malawi: Social contacts critical for identifying new HIV diagnoses
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
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
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
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
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.
Getting to zero: How AVERT’s partners are marking World AIDS Day 2013
29 November, 2013
An overview of what AVERT's partner organisations in Malawi and South Africa are planning for World AIDS Day (1st December 2013).