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South Sudan to strengthen and enhance HIV programme
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
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
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
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.
UK: Older people living with HIV face stigma
12 September, 2013
A study looking at the experiences of 100 people living with HIV aged between 50 and 80 in the UK has revealed that many feel marginalised. One fifth of adults currently taking antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in the UK are over the age of 50, many of whom have been living with the virus for a long period of time, staying healthy due to antiretroviral treatment. We are, however, increasingly seeing new HIV infections among this age bracket and a growing proportion of over-50s with HIV have been recently infected.
Community caregivers hailed essential to African HIV response
10 September, 2013
Caregivers Action Network (CAN) and Cordaid study highlights the importance of caregivers in the HIV response at community level in sub-Saharan Africa.
Late diagnosis of HIV infection significant issue across Europe
6 September, 2013
Late presentation of HIV infection remains a significant issue across the European continent, despite marked improvements in recent years. According to research published in PLOS Medicine this week, late diagnosis decreased from 57.3 percent in 2000, to 51.7 percent in 2010/2011, across the whole continent.
Activists warn against dismissal of PrEP in Uganda
5 September, 2013
Ugandan government has rejected the proposed use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention tool - this move is being questioned by activists who believe that, as part of a combination prevention package, PrEP is a proven and effective HIV prevention method.