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Cuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV. A universal health system integrating maternal and child health with HIV and STI programmes has been central to this achievement.
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UNAIDS-Lancet Commission make recommendations to end AIDS
A major new report by the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission recommends urgent action to reduce new HIV infections and improve treatment access. The next five years will be crucial for the HIV response if we are to end AIDS by 2030.
Global Fund takes action to reduce cost of viral load test
The Global Fund, the largest HIV funder worldwide, has set up agreements with seven manufacturers to bring down the cost of viral load tests. This will enable many more people living with HIV to access these tests and ensure their treatment is working correctly.
South Africa: Women still carry burden of stigma
South Africa’s national stigma survey reveals women bear the brunt of HIV stigma. Forced sterilisation and contraception as a requirement of treatment access continue to be a reality for women living with HIV.
HIV-related micro-epidemics on rise in Canada
The Canadian province, Saskatchewan, has seen an exponential rise in new HIV infections in the last ten years among First Nation communities. The epidemic is being fuelled by injecting drug use and a lack of available information and services.