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Number of HIV-positive overseas Filipino workers up 14 pc in March 2019

Manila, May 25 (Xinhua) A total of 91 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were newly diagnosed as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive in March 2019, up 14 per cent from 80 in the same month in 2018, a Philippine lawmaker said on Saturday.

Pakistan: Doctor arrested for allegedly spreading HIV among patients

Islamabad, May 1 (IBNS): Pakistani police have arrested a doctor for allegedly spreading HIV virus among his patients in Larkana area of the country, media reports said.

UN hails ‘ground-breaking’ Supreme Court ruling to decriminalize gay sex in India

New York, Sept 7 (IBNS): A landmark ruling in India that decriminalizes gay sex has been welcomed as a “ground-breaking decision” by the UN agency leading the fight against HIV/AIDS.

‘Stigma and discrimination still persists’ against people living with HIV – UN labour agency

New York, July 27 (IBNS): Although progress in treating people living with HIV has enabled them to work, they continue to face career discrimination, says a new study launched on Thursday by the United Nations labour agency.

West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF

New York, Dec 5 (Just Earth News): Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

Canada: Liberal government wants to reduce cases against those hiding HIV status to sex partners

Ottawa, Dec 2 (IBNS): The Liberal government in Canada wants to limit the number of prosecutions against those who do not reveal their HIV status to thesexual partners, media reports said.

A survivor’s journey for justice: HIV advocate and UN retiree Eric Sawyer

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): "I contracted HIV before the discovery of the virus," Eric Sawyer began, as he told his story to an audience of nearly 50,000 gathered in New York’s Central Park earlier this year. The cheers and applause his heartfelt speech received would have been unimaginable three decades ago.

Nearly 21 million people now have access to HIV treatment – UN agency

New York, Nov 22(Just Earth News): About 20.9 million people now have access to the antiretroviral therapy, according to a new report by the UN agency leading the global push to end AIDS, spotlighting that this remarkable progress has been made possible by people living with HIV demanding their rights, strong leadership and financial commitment.

UN migration agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites

  New York, Nov 9(Just Earth News): Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan.

UN launches innovative plan to significantly cut new HIV infections

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): Despite a 50 per cent drop in AIDS-related deaths since the peak of the epidemic, new HIV infection declines among adults are lagging, prompting the United Nations to launch a 10-point plan that lays out immediate, concrete steps countries can take to accelerate progress.

HIV-related stigma, discrimination prevent people from accessing health services – UN

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): People living with HIV who experience high levels of stigma are more than twice as likely to delay enrolment into care than people who do not perceive such stigma, a United Nations report released on Tuesday reveals.

UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of ‘game-changing’ HIV treatment

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Senior United Nations officials on Thursday welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle-income countries of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen.

UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance

New York, July 21(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken.

'Make some noise' for safe, supportive HIV/AIDS care, says UN on Zero Discrimination Day

New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News): The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response is urging everyone to 'make some noise' for zero discrimination in healthcare settings.

UN health agency fills gap in HIV treatment for patients in Libya

New York, Jan 4 (Just Earth News): Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing much-needed anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs to patients living with HIV in Libya, following the country’s collapse in medical services and inability to provide life-saving drugs.