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The first evidence review to focus on men who buy sex – rather than women who sell it – finds a strong association between purchasing sex and HIV.
The first global and regional estimates showing the link between herpes and HIV finds 30% of new HIV infections in 2016 were attributable to the STI.
Global analysis of death rates among women living with HIV during the first four years of antiretroviral treatment (ART) finds most deaths occur within three months – with some distinct regional variations.
Failure to diagnose and late-presenters to care continue to contribute to cryptococcal-related mortality in people living with HIV in low-resourced contexts.
Children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa need to be urgently prioritised otherwise HIV targets will not be met.
A global lack of HIV services specifically targeting men, and harmful masculinity norms, mean men are not being reached with HIV services. This is hampering the ambition to end AIDS by 2030.
19.5 million people globally are now on life-saving treatment, with AIDS-related deaths halved since 2005, according to UNAIDS.
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.
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.
At least two million more people were accessing HIV treatment globally in 2015 than a year earlier, according to new data from UNAIDS.