In advance of World AIDS Day, WHO has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis. According to a new WHO progress report lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major obstacle to implementing the Organization’s recommendation that everyone with HIV should be offered antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back withsomepride but we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDSepidemic by 2030.
Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become infected with HIV and remember the 35 million who have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the first cases of HIV were reported.
Strengthened global political commitment to HIV prevention must be followed by strengthened financial commitment. Available data show that investments in HIV prevention have slightly increased over time in a number of countries.
In support of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day, UNAIDS is calling for urgent action to keep girls in school, end gender-based violence and reduce girls’ vulnerability to HIV.
The STEP-UP programme is designed for people living with HIV, their health care providers, civil society representatives and other professionals who work in the field of advocating for the universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment, care and prevention.
Since 2010, the annual global number of new HIV infections among adults (15 years and older) has remained static, at an estimated 1.9 million. Members of key populations, including sex workers, people who inject drugs, transgender people, prisoners and gay men and other men who have sex with men, and their sexual partners accounted for 45% of all new HIV infections in 2015.
New UNAIDS report shows that people are particularly vulnerable to HIV at certain points in their lives and calls for a life-cycle approach to find solutions for everyone at every stage of life.
It’s week 2 (Nov 21-27) in our countdown to World AIDS Day 2016 and the theme of the week is key populations: rights and access.
La data de 26 noiembrie 2016 va avea loc evenimentul tradițional de caritate ”Red Ribbon Gala Awards 2016”, parte a campaniei: ”Te privește! Privește pe fiecare!”, prilejuită Zilei Mondiale de Combatere SIDA – 1 decembrie.
It’s week 3 (Nov 14-20) in our countdown to World AIDS Day 2016 and the theme of the week is HIV testing and viral suppression.