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The world’s second largest antiretroviral treatment programme is now reaching just under half of all those living with HIV in India, but challenges remain to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets.
3,000 people have been killed in drug-related crackdowns. This hard-line stance threatens to derail the HIV response in the country, as harm reduction services face mounting pressure to close.
The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations this week declared that AIDS is no longer a public health issue in Australia. In contrast HIV remains a high concern, with no decline in the number of new HIV transmissions for the past decade.
Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminnate mother-to-child transmission, meaning the rate of transmission has fallen below 2%.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia Pacific have called on national governments to create PrEP implementation strategies to help stem the fast-growing HIV epidemic among MSM.
Indian study that bridges the gap between evidence from a closely-monitored trial and evidence from global surveillance, by finding a clear correlation between treatment, viral suppression and HIV incidence in large populations.
HIV drugs should now be more accessible in India, after the country’s National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) was expanded to include antiretrovirals (ARVs) and many other medicines.