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UN issues ‘wake-up call’: Don’t sideline AIDS response during COVID-19 crisis

New York/IBNS: As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus, decades of advances made in the battle against HIV are under threat, noted two UN agencies on Monday, point out that disruptions to treatment could cause hundreds of thousands of HIV-related deaths.

Empowering people living with HIV ‘will end the epidemic’, says AIDS agency chief

New York/IBNS: When people living with HIV actively participate in their own care, new infections decline and more affected people access treatment, according to a new report launched on Tuesday by UNAIDS, the United Nations agency leading the fight against the disease.

Global community pledges $14 billion to step up fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

New York: Donors have pledged just over $14 billion for the next three years to save 16 million lives and help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.

UN’s AIDS agency ‘greatly encouraged’ by latest scientific breakthrough showing cure is possible

New York, Mar 6 (IBNS): The UN agency leading the global effort to end AIDS, said on Tuesday that a new case of a patient who has been “functionally cured” of HIV infection, is greatly encouraging, but there is still a long way to go before the illness can be eradicated.

80 adolescents a day will still die of AIDS by 2030, despite slowdown in epidemic

New York, Nov 30 (IBNS): By 2030, around 80 adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day if “we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission,” the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.

More ‘political commitment’ needed urgently for HIV prevention: UNAIDS chief

New York, July 25 (IBNS): As HIV infections continue to rise, UNAIDS — the UN agency leading the global effort to end the public health threat posed by the virus — called on Tuesday for countries to boost prevention measures and continue facilitating access to treatment.

HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report

New York, May 25 (IBNS): Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces.

Cabinet approves amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

New Delhi, Oct 5 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to introduce official amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014.

AIDS epidemic still driven by human rights violations, UN experts warn

New York, June 4 (Just Earth News): Ahead of next week’s high-level meeting on ending AIDS by 2030, United Nations independent experts are warning that the epidemic is still being driven by human rights violations, urging all Governments to remove punitive laws, policies and practices.

UN launches'‘All In' initiative to end adolescent AIDS

New York, Feb 18 (IBNS): In the fight against HIV/AIDS, progress for adolescents has fallen behind, world leaders gathered at a United Nations meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, stressed Tuesday as they launched a global initiative that aims to end the second leading cause of death among young people worldwide.