HIV and the post 2015 development agenda

Key Correspondents report HIV-related stories relating to the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals, what comes next in the post 2015 development agenda, the place of universal health coverage and the role of civil society.

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HIV diagnosis during pregnancy increases risk of domestic abuse

Being diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy increases the risk of domestic violence postpartum among women with no history of abuse in their relationship. A few weeks ago during my work as a specialist doctor in infectious diseases at a hospital … more
August 22, 2016 0 Comments

Why is HIV-related stigma still rife in Uganda?

More than three decades since the first case of HIV was diagnosed in Uganda, it is inexcusable that stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV still rear their ugly heads among us. In one way or another, many Ugandans … more
August 19, 2016 0 Comments

Civil society reaches out to private sector as aid cuts are felt

The future of millions of Kenyans under HIV treatment looks uncertain, as international aid to combat the AIDS crisis plunges. In response, civil society organisations say Kenya should be increasing engagement with the private sector to bridge the funding gap. … more
August 10, 2016 0 Comments

From AIDS2016 to 2030: what will happen next? Asks James Odong

“Will the world witness the end of AIDS by 2030?” questioned Peter Piot, the Lancet journal HIV editor and director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “Not likely” was his solemn conclusion as the AIDS2016 conference in … more
August 5, 2016 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 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 0 Comments

Search for HIV cure in spotlight at AIDS 2016

The search for HIV cure is of “paramount importance” and must be a priority for the future of HIV research, said Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-chair of the 21st International AIDS Society (AIS) conference. Speaking at an event ahead of AIDS 2016, … more
July 18, 2016 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 0 Comments