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28 April 2016
A street in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Access to antiretroviral treatment is worryingly low in West and Central Africa, with little priority given to HIV in the region, according to a report from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Currently, just 24% of people have access to treatment in the region, which accounts for one in five new infections worldwide.Globally, big improvements have... more
The United Nations Building NY
26 April 2016
In-depthNegotiating the political minefield of global drug policy has left civil society and many progressive-thinking countries disappointed by the outcomes of last week’s United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug... more
Peruvian flag
15 April 2016
Peru is the latest country to approve the use of the antiretroviral drug, Truvada, as pre-exposure prohpylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among people at a high risk of infection.South Africa, Kenya, the USA and Canada are among the countries that... more
Access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in Botswana
07 April 2016
By Gus CairnsThe proportion of people living with HIV in a population who have a detectable viral load is much more strongly associated with the rate of ongoing HIV infection in that community (HIV incidence) than the average viral load in people... more
Male circumcision in Zimbabwe
05 April 2016
By James Odong There is silence inside a vehicle carrying a group of 14 men who have come to seek free voluntary male medical circumcision. The men, from Abeko village in the Eastern Ugandan district of Soroti, have come to be circumcised at Tiriri... more
One hundred dollar bill
04 April 2016
An update from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) suggests that lower investment is needed to achieve global HIV targets than previously thought. UNAIDS has indicated that US$ 26.2 billion is required to build sufficient... more