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New research reveals potential of female condoms

AVERT's 'How to use a female condom' infographic

10 October, 2013

New study analyses trial of three new female condom options, which have been developed to make usage easier. It is hoped that through trials of this kind, a greater range of female condoms will be approved, to help to overcome access barriers and increase uptake.


South Sudan to strengthen and enhance HIV programme

HIV prevention material distributed in Sudan

8 October, 2013

UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Luiz Loures, has welcomed the commitment by South Sudan to strengthen and enhance their HIV programming, in a recent visit to the country.


Children and TB – new report shows hidden epidemic

Afghan children stand near TB ward

2 October, 2013

The first ever roadmap for ending tuberculosis (TB) among children was launched yesterday in Washington by a coalition of leading TB organisations. "The Roadmap for Childhood TB: Towards Zero Deaths" contains ten key actions that are needed in order to avert thousands of TB-related deaths in children, including children living with HIV.


UNAIDS report highlights progress towards reaching MDG 6

Access to ART in Botswana

23 September, 2013

The UNAIDS global HIV and AIDS update report 2013 details new statistics on the global epidemic and progress made towards achieving the ten specific targets outlined in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.


Global Fund announces treatment access & PMTCT coverage progress

PMTCT - HIV negative baby and HIV positive mother at Umunthu Foundation

20 September, 2013

The Global Fund announces marked progress among their funded programmes in access to antiretrovirals among people living with HIV, and in the coverage of prevention of mother to child HIV transmission.