News on HIV & AIDS

1 April 2011
News
Tweet NAIROBI --- UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and heads of other UNAIDS co-sponsoring organizations following the launch of a new AIDS report. The report... Read more
24 May 2011
News
Young people below age 30 account for an estimated 45 per cent of new HIV infections worldwide. Millions more have lost friends or family members to AIDS. Yet, despite this, two-thirds of young people do not see... Read more
28 March 2011
In the News
The elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa has come a step closer with the endorsement of a new regional framework following a three-day consultation in Nairobi, Kenya earlier... Read more
15 April 2011
In the News
Thirty years into the response to HIV, an estimated 3000 young people are newly infected with HIV everyday. Many young people living with HIV still do not have access to treatment and only 34 per cent of all young... Read more
25 February 2011
In the News
UNITED NATIONS, New York — HIV is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age worldwide. For this to change, the global HIV response must fully recognize the significant role that gender inequality plays... Read more
16 March 2011
News
Tweet HARARE, Zimbabwe —HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe has declined remarkably in recent years, dropping from 26 per cent to 14 per cent  between 1997 and 2009. In a recent edition of the journal PLoS Medicine,... Read more
24 November 2010
In the News
GENEVA — A new report by UNAIDS, shows that the AIDS epidemic is beginning to change course as the number of people newly infected with HIV is declining and AIDS-related deaths are decreasing. Together, this is... Read more
18 January 2011
News
An estimated 9.3 per cent of all female sex workers in Viet Nam will be living with HIV in 2012. Although sex work is illegal in the country and labelled as a ‘social evil’, there are about 31,000 sex workers operating... Read more
12 October 2010
In the News
COTONOU, Benin — More than 120 young law students from 60 universities representing 24 African countries gathered here last week to compete in the 19th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. Law students argued on... Read more
12 August 2010
News
Today marks the 25th International Youth Day, which is also the launch at the United Nations of the International Year of Youth. The year-long commemoration, whose theme is dialogue and mutual understanding, aims to... Read more

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