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AIDS Treatment Activists Push UNAIDS and WHO to Meet Commitments to Reduce HIV in Women and Newborns

UNAIDS Executive Director Calls for Action to Improve Delivery of PMTCT GENEVA, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a dramatic meeting today at the UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, members of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and AIDS-Free World met with the leaders and...

WHO, UNAIDS Issue New Guidance on HIV Testing and Counseling

The WHO and UNAIDS today issued new guidance on informed, voluntary HIV testing and counseling in the world's health facilities, with a view to significantly increasing access to needed HIV treatment , care support and prevention services. The new guidance focuses on provider-initiated HIV...

Our figures in consonance with UNAIDS estimates : NACO

Seeking to put at rest the "controversy" over the number of HIV/AIDS patients in the country, the National AIDS Control Organisation today said its figures of 5.2 million// patients was in consonance with the UNAIDS estimates for the 15-49 age group. "NACO figures on HIV/AIDS patients are for ...

WHO and UNAIDS unveil plan to get 3 million AIDS patients on treatment by 2005

1 December 2003 | GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS today release // detailed and concrete release the plan to reach the 3 by 5 target of providing antiretroviral treatment to three million people living with AIDS in developing countries and those in transition by the end of...

Addicts in India Taking to Pharmaceutical Drugs: UNAIDS

For nearly 200,000 injectible drug users (IDUs) in India, heroin is no more a favourite substance. They make a heady cocktail out of pharmaceutical preparations//, especially painkillers, available over the counter for their new high, experts said here Monday. Many such addicts in India are i...

More then Four Million New HIV Infections in 2006: UNAIDS

The global AIDS epidemic continues to spiral with 4.3 million new infections //reported in 2006, with sub-Saharan Africa alone accounting for 65 percent of the cases, states a new UNAIDS report. The UNAIDS/WHO 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update released in Geneva Tuesday estimates that globally 39.5 mi...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Six Month 2009 Financial Results and Provides Operational Update

...00 new infections each year. Globally, there are about 2.5 million AIDS infections per year, most primarily involving subtypes AG, B, and C. In 2007, unaids reported 1.3 million people living with AIDS in North America and 33.2 million people living with AIDS worldwide. Presently, there is little to preven...

LSTM leads project to develop HIV/AIDS strategy for Libya

...t how to control HIV. It will also aid Libya to join the other countries of North Africa who have HIV strategies and participate in the international unaids community. We hope this project will also allow us all to better understand how HIV is progressing in North Africa and hopefully provide us with info...

Shifting Scientific, Health Priorities and Global Economic Downturn Impact Investment in HIV Prevention R&D

...e to HIV/AIDS. A recent report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and unaids documented commitments from the developed world for HIV/AIDS treatment and ...impact on public investment in all HIV/AIDS programs. A recent report from unaids and the World Bank found that the economic crisis has already affected leve...

World Financial Crisis and AIDS Backlash Threaten Lives

...get -- a first step would be to plug the $5 billion funding gap for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria." Reacting to a new report from unaids and the World Bank(1), which found that the global economic crisis has already disrupted AIDS treatment programmes in eight countries and is expected ...

Unprecedented Scale-Up of Voluntary Male Circumcision Begins in Swaziland and Zambia

...overnments to support evidence-based medical male circumcision for the purpose of HIV prevention. Cited by both the World Health Organization and unaids as an "important intervention," male circumcision reduces HIV infections among men by 60%, according to scientific research -- more effective than any...

Piecing Together the HIV Prevention Puzzle

...structure that will complicate introduction of any new strategy. In the Report , AVAC also underscores the importance of WHO and unaids getting involved in planning for the results from PrEP trials before data are available. "WHO and UNAIDS, along with other stakeholders, need to ...

Haiti Hosts Opening Ceremony of the 2009 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial: Worldwide Events Commence With the Announcement of a National HIV Testing Campaign in Haiti

...partnerships and prevention. Approximately 120,000 Haitians are living with HIV/AIDS today, and the adult prevalence rate is 2.2 percent, according to unaids statistics. While signs indicate some relief from the AIDS pandemic, poverty and recent natural disasters in Haiti have slowed progress in preventing ...

Victory! Colombian Government Cuts Price of Abbott's Lifesaving AIDS Drug Kaletra 55%, Says AHF

...Colombia is unable to provide antiretroviral therapy to those who need it. unaids estimates that 33,000 people with AIDS who need ARV therapy now (62% of the...A en Colombia. (Dec 2007) Ministerio de Proteccion Social, Colombia. (3) unaids http://www.unaids.org/en/CountryResponses/Countries/default.asp (4)...

Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Web Site Launched

...London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine unaids University of Illinois at Chicago School of P...nited Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) unaids is an innovative joint venture of the United Natio...bringing together the efforts and resources of the unaids Secretariat and ten UN system organizations in the...

Top Latin American Television Companies Commit to Addressing AIDS

...ganized in response to the Global Media AIDS Initiative (GMAI), a U.N.-supported effort launched in 2004 by the Kaiser Family Foundation together with unaids to mobilize media around the world in response to the pandemic, the new Partnership promotes collaboration and leverages resources among media across ...

Health for All Inaugural Ball Brings Renowned Speakers and Entertainment to Election's Key Issue

...mond. Prominent health advocates such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director NIAID, NIH; Congressman John Conyers, Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of unaids and Helene Gayle, President of CARE will express their support for health as a human right, as affirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ...

Researchers estimate lives lost due to delay in antiretroviral drug use for HIV/AIDS in South Africa

...the countries most severely affected by the AIDS epidemic. The authors cite unaids data that the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the adult population is 18.8 percen...ed ARV therapy in South Africa between 2000 and 2005 were obtained from the unaids and WHO ''3 by 5'' records (23% in 2005, less than 10% in 2004, 3% in 2003,...

As AIDS Conference Opens, amfAR Releases Report Exposing Global Failure to Address HIV Among MSM

...t the opening ceremony of the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, unaids head Peter Piot, and the presidents of Mexico, Botswana, and St. Kitts and Nevis called on governments to refocus attention on protecting men who have...

Largest Ever Regional AIDS Conference to Review Epidemic Status and Changing Challenges in the Response

...orts to fight and treat HIV and AIDS have started to have a positive impact. According to the AIDS Epidemic Update Report released in December 2007 by unaids and the World Health Organization, the estimated number of new HIV infections in the region fell from 230,000 in 2001 to 150,000 in 2007. But while th...

The Lancet Global Health Network

...w the decisive shift in emphasis that is required if the AIDS pandemic is to be controlled successfully. Conducted in collaboration with scientists at unaids and academic centres worldwide, the final report will be published immediately before the International AIDS Society's HIV conference in Mexico City i...

The Female Health Company Receives USAID DELIVER PROJECT Order for 6.1 Million Units

...l Community recognizes the increasing numbers of females affected by AIDS." unaids reports that worldwide, 33.2 million people, 15.4 million of which are wome...nd older are now living with HIV. The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, a unaids Initiative, is calling for more money in AIDS programs that work for women ...

Lack of political will and the subordination of women are major barriers to tackling AIDS

... a lack of healthcare infrastructure, including the drain of trained health-care workers from developing countries to the West. Figures released by unaids in December 2007 show that more than 32 million people worldwide half of them women - are now living with HIV, 2.5 million were newly infected in 200...

Congress Poised to Reauthorize Legislation Aimed at Dramatic Expansion of Global HIV and AIDS Programs

...nable health care system in Africa," noted Paul Davis of HealthGAP. "Right now, there are more Ethiopian doctors in Washington, D.C. than in Ethiopia. unaids projects that 427,000 new health care workers are needed to achieve universal access. The U.S. should train at least one-third of the new health care ...

Sub-Saharan Africa: the population emergency

...ed to Aids appear to be receding. This factor stems especially from more effective prevention campaigns and improved access to health care. The latest unaids assessments made using more reliable data brought the proportion of the African population infected by HIV to a lower figure, now put at about 5%. No ...

Pelosi Statement on World AIDS Day

...ld, HIV/AIDS is devastating productive members of these societies, discouraging economic development and orphaning millions of children. "Last week, unaids and the World Health Organization released more accurate figures that reduce the number of people estimated to be living with HIV and new HIV infectio...

Test for Life Marks World AIDS Day, Heightens Awareness of HIV/AIDS Testing in the U.S.

...e spread of HIV/AIDS. HIV prevention efforts have saved thousands of lives, but many of our citizens remain at risk. Just prior to World AIDS Day, unaids and the World Health Organization issued a report that estimated that 33 million people are living with HIV with 2.5 million newly infected in 2007. T...

New Asia Pacific Statistics Reveal an Alarming Incidence of HIV in MSM

...ion,'' according to Geoff Manthey, Regional Advisor on MSM for Asia Pacific unaids Regional Support Team (RST-AP). "It also comes at a most opportune time, wi...om the region's almost invisible response so far'' -- a fact supported by a unaids report published this past August, Men who have sex with men -- the missing...

AIDS Remains Leading Cause of Death in Africa, According to UN

...the extent of HIV infection around the globe, based mainly on improved methods of determining the scope of the disease. New figures released today by unaids and the World Health Organization have revised the estimated number of people living with HIV to 33.2 million. This is about 16% less than what was pr...

Gates Foundation Commits to Expansion of HIV Prevention in China

...those in need with effective interventions. "I am very encouraged by the good progress that China is making in responding to the AIDS epidemic," said unaids Executive Director Dr. Peter Piot. "I am sure this valuable new commitment from the Gates Foundation, which will also assist civil society organizatio...

Which intervention would do the most to improve the health of the extreme poor?

...h of the extreme poor? Executive Director of unaids discusses links between AIDS and poverty Can...N THE MAGAZINE SECTION: Executive Director of unaids discusses links between AIDS and poverty Peter... of UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland) and colleagues at unaids explore the "downstream" effects of AIDS on povert...

Older African-American men with HIV often have sex without condoms

...ies and the over 50s. They definitely point to the need for further research into why older African-American men with HIV dont use condoms. In 2006 unaids - the joint United Nations programme on HIV and AIDS estimated that there are now 39.5 million cases of HIV and AIDS worldwide. And they called for a...

AHF and Kenya Medical Research Institute Partner to Save Lives at Free AIDS Treatment Clinic in Mombasa

...s first site in the hard-hit East African country where more than 1.2 million of the country's 37 million people are living with HIV/AIDS according to unaids statistics. "During September, we began treating our first patients and started delivering lifesaving anti-retroviral treatment at this new HIV/AIDS ...

Women's Empowerment Key to Curbing AIDS: UN

... against the epidemic said Thursday in Nairobi. "The most significant development of the AIDS epidemic is its growing feminisation," lamented unaids chief Peter Piot, who was speaking at the International Women's Summit on HIV/AIDS held in Kenya. "What entered history 25 years ago as a dise...

Africa's Men Urged to Step Up AIDS Fight

...b-Saharan Africa, 60 percent of all adults living with the virus are female. Kenya, which hosted the summit, the ratio reaches 67 percent. The unaids and World Health Organisation, the frontline agencies coordinating the fight against the epidemic, said gender equality and the empowerment of women a...

Trial of VivaGel in Sexually Active Young Women Commences

...he attractiveness of topical gel microbicides in this consumer group. The importance of topical microbicides is highlighted by statistics from unaids and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that show 48 percent of the 39.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS are women, and among 15- ...

Indian Introduces Paan-flavoured Condoms

...eck a wider epidemic. Previous estimates from India's National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) had put the HIV caseload at 5.2 million, while unaids in 2006 estimated 5.7 million cases which would have been the highest in the world. ...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...erve not only as a shield for the fundamental rights of people living with HIV... but also as a positive tool for fighting stigma and discrimination," unaids Vietnam director Eammon Murphy said. Thailand has adopted a different tack to breaking down the taboos regarding HIV with innovative education...

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...ricans. The earlier people know their status, the quicker they can begin treatment, which leads to longer and healthier lives. With the unaids stressing the need for patient confidentiality, people testing for HIV need not fear any social stigma. ...

Expand HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs, Experts Stress

...riously affected by AIDS, only 12 percent of men and 10 percent of women had been tested for the HIV virus and knew their status in 2005, according to unaids and the World Health Organization (WHO). "Over the past few years, there have been major increases in funding for AIDS, but we are still well sho...
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