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Patients risk being left behind as foreign donors pull the plug on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

Vietnam is racing against the clock to provide free drugs under health insurance but around half of HIV patients are uninsured. Read the full article here.

Report shows growing HIV, TB and malaria crisis in Venezuela

Triple threat: Resurging epidemics, a broken health system, and a global indifference to Venezuela’s crisis October 12, 2017, Toronto, CANADA and Caracas, VENEZUELA - Venezuela is in the middle of…

UNAIDS and UNFPA launch road map to stop new HIV infections

Global HIV Prevention Coalition holds first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to find ways to strengthen and sustain political commitment for HIV prevention   GENEVA, 10 October 2017—As part of global…

New fund for key populations in eastern Europe and central Asia

The Elton John AIDS Foundation announced on 10 October a new funding initiative for key populations in eastern Europe and central Asia. The Key Populations Fund for Eastern Europe and…

HIV JUSTICE Toolkit to support advocacy against HIV criminalisation now online

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE launched a tool, HIV Justice Toolkit, aiming to support advocates to oppose HIV criminalisation at all levels – from educating communities and lawmakers to defending individual cases.…

Durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic likely will require an HIV vaccine

Despite remarkable gains in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, development of an effective HIV vaccine likely will be necessary to achieve a durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic,…

Unitaid commits US $21.4 million to the WHO prequalification programme

Geneva – Unitaid is investing a further US$ 21.4 million in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) prequalification programme for medicines and diagnostics. Unitaid has supported the prequalification programme for medicines…

EATG signs on call to action for reconsidering primary HIV prevention

Reconsidering primary prevention: Call to action for the global HIV response The world needs a new phase in the evolution of the HIV response – one that reinvigorates prevention by…

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 321 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter contains numerous…

UNAIDS warns that HIV-related stigma and discrimination is preventing people from accessing HIV services

New report from UNAIDS gives evidence and highlights best practices on confronting stigma and discrimination to ensure access to health services GENEVA, 3 October 2017—UNAIDS has released a new report…