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02 December 2016

Europe’s eastern region sees 108% increase in HIV infections in just 10 years

A new report by the European Centres for Disease Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) shows that prevention efforts are failing, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, as the number of people living with HIV in Europe reaches over 2 million for the first time.

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25 November 2016

Treatment access masks wider barriers to 2020 targets

Treatment access gains are to be applauded – but we will get nowhere if we don’t prevent more new infections and reach out to key affected populations.

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22 November 2016

Adolescence a ‘dangerous time’ for young girls – particularly in sub-Saharan Africa

New HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women fell by only 6% between 2010 and 2015. This puts the HIV response severely off-track to reach the UNAIDS 2020 Fast-Track Targets.

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20 September 2016

African nations, private donors and high-income countries rally together to raise $US 13 billion for the Global Fund

Nearly US$ 13 billion has been pledged to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to accelerate the response to end these diseases over the next three years.

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05 August 2016

Reflecting on AIDS 2016 – the return to Durban

AVERT Chief Executive, Sarah Hand, reflects on the biannual International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, and where we should focus our efforts for an effective HIV response going forward.

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20 July 2016

AIDS 2016 hot topic: Reaching the 90-90-90 targets

The 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets is a hot-topic at this week’s 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (AIDS 2016). Progress towards the targets, which call for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% on HIV treatment, and 90% virally suppressed, is acheivable but success is not uniform.

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10 June 2016

US funding for key populations ‘small win’ from controversial UN meeting

The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has created an investment fund of US $100 million for populations most affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, people who use drugs, prisoners and transgender people. 

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31 May 2016

2 million more on HIV treatment in 2015

At least two million more people were accessing HIV treatment globally in 2015 than a year earlier, according to new data from UNAIDS.

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04 April 2016

UNAIDS estimates fewer resources needed to end AIDS

UNAIDS update indicates that US$ 26.2 billion is required to build sufficient momentum by 2020, to end AIDS by 2030, compared to an earlier estimate of US$ 30 billion.

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