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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 ...

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UNAIDS in Medical Technology

New UNAIDS Report Offers Encouraging News, But Most HIV-Positive Mothers Still Not Getting the Care & Treatment They Need

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Pamela W. Barnes, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: "Four years after the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) began funding trea...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Results of 2009 Annual Shareholders Meeting

...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...

Indevus Pharmaceuticals Announces PRO 2000 Found to Show Promise in Large HIV Prevention Study

...ganizations to help ensure affordable access to the product in resource-limited settings where the need is greatest. According to statistics from unaids and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of the 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide are women. Most HIV infec...

AIDS Vaccines: Where Do We Go From Here?

... accessible globally. WHO: Seth Berkley, MD, CEO and President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Peter Piot, MD, Executive Director, unaids and Under Secretary-General, United Nations Alan Bernstein, MD, Executive Director, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Omu Anzala, MD, Associate Profes...

New Analysis from 14 Countries Identifies Drug Access Priorities to Achieve 2010 AIDS Treatment Target

... coherent way," added Chris Collins, a coordinator of the project. "The unaids epidemiologic estimates released last week show that we're getting closer t... treatment for all," said Shona Schonning of the Russia research team. "The unaids report shows that prevention and treatment programming have had impact. Now...

Female Health Company Receives Brazilian Order: Four Million FC Female Condoms

... FC Female Condoms from the Brazilian Ministry of Health. It is anticipated that shipments will begin in early calendar 2008. Brazil is recognized by unaids and other global public agencies for its highly effective HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs. The Company is pleased that Brazilian wome...

Director's Forum: PEPFAR and the Global AIDS Response

...ange and Security Program will co-host a discussion on PEPFAR principles and the global AIDS response, featuring Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of unaids and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, U.S. Representative Nita M. Lowey of New York's 18th District, and Kent R. Hill, Assistant Administ...

The Female Health Company Receives USAID DELIVER PROJECT Order for 5 Million Units

...l Community recognizes the increasing numbers of females affected by AIDS." unaids reports that worldwide, 17.7 million women aged 15 years and 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 ...

Rapid HIV Testing Increases Possibility of Treatment

... Piera Damonte Content Editor Medcompare.com According to a November, 2005 joint press release from unaids (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) and the World Health Organization, the number of people living with HIV globally reached an estimated hig...
UNAIDS in Biological News

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

... key part in bringing down infections. But the reality is that the AIDS epidemic continues to outstrip global and national efforts to contain it,?said unaids Executive Director Dr Peter Piot. “It is clear that a rapid increase in the scale and scope of HIV prevention programmes is urgently needed. We must m...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

... key part in bringing down infections. But the reality is that the AIDS epidemic continues to outstrip global and national efforts to contain it,?said unaids Executive Director Dr Peter Piot. “It is clear that a rapid increase in the scale and scope of HIV prevention programmes is urgently needed. We must m...

PLoS Medicine publishes first trial of effect of male circumcision on HIV infection

...ttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2005/pr32/en/ ) published shortly after Auvert and colleagues' trial was presented at the July conference, unaids emphasized that "although the trial shows promising protective effects of adult male circumcision in HIV acquisition, more research is needed to confi...
UNAIDS in Biological Technology

Abbott HIV Test Demonstrates Earlier Disease Detection

...s for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are more than 35,000 new cases of HIV reported in the United States annually. In 2008, unaids estimated that 2.7 million people throughout the world are newly infected with HIV each year. Leading risk factors for HIV infection include male-to-...

GeoVax Signs HIV/AIDS Vaccine Proposal With Health and Hospital System of Cook County, Illinois

...oughly 60,000 new infections each year. Globally, there are about 2.5 million AIDS infections per year, most 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 preve...

Thousands Rally in Mexico City and Call for Human Rights Protections in Global AIDS Response

...njoyment of all human rights," said Emilio Alvarez Icaza, President of the Human Rights Commission of the Mexican Federal District. According to the unaids 2008 report released last week, people who are most at risk for HIV have better access to HIV prevention services in countries that have laws that pro...

Leading AIDS Experts Urge Greater Focus on Behavior-Change Programs to Prevent HIV

...ing behavior-change programs targeted to groups at high risk. -- Leaders in developing countries seriously affected by AIDS should work closely with unaids and the World Health Organization to develop aggressive national HIV prevention plans that are based on the latest scientific evidence, tailored to lo...
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