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“Stand up and be counted”, Sir Elton John rallies youths at AIDS 2016

Legendary singer Sir Elton John and Prince Harry last week called on youths to “stand up and be counted” in the fight against AIDS. The two leading AIDS campaigners were speaking at a youth-focused special session on 21 July at … more
July 25, 2016 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

New research into high HIV prevalence in young women shared at AIDS 2016

New evidence into the factors that contribute to high rates of infection in women and girls in Africa that could lead to new treatment approaches was shared at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban. Delegates were given insights into … more
July 21, 2016 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Young people need more than lip service in the HIV response

Young people must have the right support to empower them to make meaningful contributions to HIV programming and decision-making, according to delegates at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban. With an estimated 2,100 young people becoming infected by HIV every … more
July 20, 2016 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

AIDS 2016 Demo: Activists jam Durban’s streets

Up to 5,000 people, including activists and people living and affected by HIV /AIDS marched on Monday July, 18, 2016, jamming the streets of Durban to demand universal treatment, support, funding and care for all people living with HIV. They … more
July 19, 2016 Filed under HIV and the post 2015 development agenda 0 Comments

Ban Ki-moon calls for universal access to treatment in race to stop AIDS

United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon has called on governments to ensure universal access to treatment at the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban. Mr Ban warned of an immediate need for more action to avoid backsliding on progress … more
July 19, 2016 Filed under HIV and the post 2015 development agenda 0 Comments

AIDS 2016: can 90–90–90 target succeed?

Experts and leaders have called for increased investment, better access to testing and cheaper drugs if the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets are to be met. The UNAIDS strategy for eliminating HIV, launched in 2014, sets out that by 2020, 90 … more
July 18, 2016 Filed under HIV and the post 2015 development agenda 0 Comments

Three-way marriage challenges stigma and promotes safe sex

How a polygamous marriage is overcoming the stigma around HIV discordant HIV relationships in Kenya. more
July 14, 2016 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Theft of vital medical equipment puts lives at risk

Dizzy and sweating, 25-year-old Kevin Amoding sits with her eyes closed in the HIV clinic, as her tiny little daughter begins to cry. She walked three kilometres from her village to Asuret Health Centre III and has spent the last … more
June 27, 2016 0 Comments