Navigation Links
UNAIDS Chief Appeals for Projects to Battle AIDS/HIV

The UN has made a global appeal for implementation of various projects to combat the dreaded AIDS/HIV. 'There is a crisis over implementation of programs in defeating HIV/AIDS and our response is to mobilize political momentum // globally and to see that the fruits of investment help in checking new infections,' Peter Piot, executive director of UNAIDS, said.

'Out top priority is to make the money work and ensure that funds reach the people on the ground and best used,' he added.

Piot was speaking at a summit for 'Elected Representatives in India's Northeast on HIV/AIDS' organized by India's Parliamentary Forum on HIV/AIDS in Guwahati.

'AIDS has become one of the greatest leadership challenges of our time worldwide and the need is to have a vibrant political leadership that could take bold decisions to contain the epidemic,' Piot said.

'Today the issue of AIDS is in the same category of global warming or global terrorism and it is no longer an infectious disease alone.'

He said stigma was a major hindrance in controlling the epidemic.

'Stigma and discrimination all over the world has been a major obstacle in HIV prevention and treatment and we need to tackle it upfront,' Piot said.

'Instead of billboards warning against AIDS, a warm embrace by the chief minister or an elected representative to a person living with HIV could make all the difference and extremely productive in breaking stigma in the society.'

India accounts for about 5.1 million HIV-positive people, next only to South Africa. India's northeast has been declared as one of the country's high-risk zones with close to 100,000 people infected with HIV.

India's northeast lies on the edge of the heroin-producing 'Golden Triangle' of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand and independent estimates have put the number of regular intravenous drug users in the region at 300,000 -- a key cause of HIV infection here.
< br> 'The UNAIDS is committed to supporting measures in fighting the disease in India and especially in the northeast as the region is surrounded by international borders that is more vulnerable,' Piot said.

--IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. WHO and UNAIDS unveil plan to get 3 million AIDS patients on treatment by 2005
2. Our figures in consonance with UNAIDS estimates : NACO
3. More then Four Million New HIV Infections in 2006: UNAIDS
4. Addicts in India Taking to Pharmaceutical Drugs: UNAIDS
5. Reminiscences of Chief Justice’s Call for Quality Medical Educatio
6. Joining The Military My Best Move - US Army Nursing Chief
7. WHO Chiefs Sudden Death - A Major Loss To Global Health
8. Interim WHO Chief Confirms No radical changes in WHO
9. Chiefs Of Regional Commissions For Animal Health Announced
10. Ex-Hong Kong Health Chief Favourite For WHO Top Job
11. Karnataka Chief Minister to Spend Night With HIV Positive Family
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... founder of Mehling Orthopedics and chief medical officer of Blue Horizon International (BHI), ... and Regeneration. The conference was held during May 5-6, 2016 in Chicago, IL, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... oncology professionals, has added National Cancer Institute-designated University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer ... this new partnership, OncLive’s editorial and marketing teams will publicize and promote public ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Metcalf & Associates’ ... 20 years of experience in leading technology and human resources operations for health ... teaching, Morrow-Fox will be featured on Metcalf’s VoiceAmerica radio show , Innovative ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... is seeking nominations to serve on its Accreditation and Standards Committees and ... “RadSite’s quality-benchmarking activities incorporate key process and outcome measures, with the ultimate ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... According to the ... an industry filled with chemical-laden beauty products, one company is going against the norm ... you: Mad Hippie. The rising star in the green space is proud to announce ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... YORK , May 25, 2016  According to ... reached $381 billion in 2015.  Though these are ... plenty of opportunity for success for companies that ... in search of new growth prospects medical device ... on research and development (R&D) than do companies ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... -- MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on the ... entitled "High doses of biotin in progressive multiple sclerosis: extension ... Professor Ayman Tourbah , Principal Investigator of the Phase ... of Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, Denmark . ... place on Sunday, 29 May 2016 from 14:45 to 16:15 ...
(Date:5/24/2016)...   , ... primären Endpunkte und demonstriert Ebenbürtigkeit bei der Gesamtreinigung ... plus guter , Reinigung des ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130829/633895-a ) , ... von der MORA-Studie der Phase III für NER1006 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: