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New study highlights link between intimate partner violence and HIV

24 January, 2014

A new US study has highlighted the inextricable link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and increased risk of HIV infection.


Health activists condemn Big Pharma move to block South Africa IPR policy

17 January, 2014

The South African Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, and health activists around the world have today condemned Big Pharma companies for conspiring to covertly block legislation that would limit access to affordable medicines for the country.


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.