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Ukraine to finance expanded opioid substitution therapy programme

The Government of Ukraine has committed to fund and expand access to opioid substitution therapy (OST) for over 10 000 patients at 178 health-care facilities in 2018. This represents a…

UN publication urges comprehensive approach to sexuality education

A fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality,…

London joins Fast-Track Cities initiative to reduce new HIV infections

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, joins Fast-Track Cities initiative as part of a major push to reduce the rate of new HIV infections and eliminate stigma in London – aiming…

Aidspan publishes new issue of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 328 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles…

Kaiser Family Foundation updates fact sheet examining PEPFAR’s role, efforts

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) This updated fact sheet examines the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and its role in…

Brazil’s AIDS fight falls victim to success

Complacency has created a new generation of victims. From graft to homicide, Brazil these days has no dearth of homemade misery. Now a spike in illnesses inflicted by a deadly…

Have your say: contribute to the UN’s work to end TB, HIV and viral hepatitis in the WHO European Region

The WHO Regional Office for Europe is seeking input on a United Nations (UN) common position paper on ending tuberculosis (TB), HIV and viral hepatitis through intersectoral collaboration, drafted in…

Board recognizes progress made by UNAIDS as an example of United Nations reform in action

GENEVA, 15 December 2017—The 41st UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board meeting concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 December. The Board took note of the report on progress in implementing the UNAIDS…

Key populations platform in Ukraine established

On 11 and 12 December, representatives of four populations at higher risk of HIV infection—people who inject drugs, sex workers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and former prisoners—gathered…

South Africa’s HIV treatment programme: a phoenix rising from the ashes?

Over 4 million people are on treatment but the programme may be stuttering It’s easy to forget where we’ve come from sometimes. The early 2000s were dark times for South…

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