News on HIV & AIDS

23 March 2015
News
Traditional dancers entertain participants at the record-breaking HIV counselling and testing event in Gambella, Ethiopia. © UNFPA Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia/GABORONE, Botswana – Record-breaking numbers of people have received HIV counselling and testing through two historic initiatives in Ethiopia, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.  In the Gambella... Read more
24 February 2015
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Youth activist Benaiah Nari, in Papua New Guinea, helps his peers make safe and   respectful sexual and reproductive health choices. © UNFPA Pacific
FIJI/PORT MORESBY – Benaiah Nari grew up amid poverty and ethnic clashes in Papua New Guinea, a country where sexual violence, sexually transmitted infections and adolescent pregnancy are rife. After watching his peers... Read more
28 January 2015
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Young activists perform in a flash mob at a rock concert in Viet Nam, part of a series of flash mobs   taking place around the country to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues. © UNFPA   Viet Nam
HA NOI, Viet Nam – Nearly 3,000 students from 30 universities took part in flash mobs across Viet Nam to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues. The activists converged on the grounds of a popular... Read more
16 January 2015
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Prime Minister Alberto Vaquina speaks to Geração Biz youth activists at a meeting in Maputo.
MAPUTO, Mozambique – Young people in Mozambique face stiff challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services, but the efforts of youth activists and peer educators are making a difference.... Read more
18 September 2012
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La asociación de organismos de las Naciones Unidas conocida como H4+ brinda apoyo a los países prioritarios que toman medidas concertadas para lograr los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio sobre la salud... Read more
4 December 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – A staggering 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraceptives, and tens of millions of women do not receive the basic pregnancy and... Read more
3 December 2014
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YANGON, Myanmar – For years, 19-year-old Chan Chan was isolated by a stigmatizing secret: She is HIV-positive. The disease is a taboo subject in Myanmar, where she lives. As a result, many people decline to get tested,... Read more
1 December 2014
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LUSAKA, Zambia – “Today, stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and key populations remain widespread,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in his statement commemorating World... Read more
15 September 2014
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DAR ES SALAAM (Tanzanía) – Happiness, procedente de la región tanzana de Mara, tenía 12 años cuando sus padres decidieron que era lo suficiente mayor para casarse. La sacaron de la escuela, programaron someterla a la... Read more
5 August 2014
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KAMPALA, Uganda - In 2009, Barbara Kemigisa* learned she was pregnant, and also that she was HIV positive. The dual stigma she faced would be devastating to both her and her baby, she told UNFPA Executive Director Dr.... Read more

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