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AIDS 2018: Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR reaffirm commitments to HIV support for key populations

New results from LGBT Fund show important progress as part of a broader key populations efforts 24 July 2018 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) – At the 2018 International AIDS Conference, the Elton John AIDS…

Desperate Venezuela HIV patients, unable to get life-saving drugs, try DIY remedies

It’s like Venezuela has returned to the 1980s, when people used to take shark cartilage and cat’s claw to treat HIV, before antiretroviral medications became the norm. This crisis is…

AIDS 2018: WHO calls for urgent action to accelerate HIV response in eastern Europe and central Asia

Ministers of health and senior policy-makers from 10 countries in eastern Europe and central Asia (EECA) gathered for a ministerial policy dialogue on HIV and related comorbidities to revamp political…

AIDS 2018: Bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response

AMSTERDAM, July 22 – Discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is seriously hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic according to a groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on…

The Lancet HIV: Harm reduction programs for HIV prevention in Russia

The Lancet HIV: Potential impact of implementing and scaling up harm reduction and antiretroviral therapy on HIV prevalence and mortality and overdose deaths among people who inject drugs in two…

Ukraine’s war on drugs drives HIV epidemic

Punitive approachs to opioid users across Ukraine and the wider region are driving an epidemic. Madeline Roache reports Read the full article here.

UNAIDS Explainer: Undetectable = Untransmittable

Undetectable = untransmittable is the message of a new UNAIDS Explainer. With 20 years of evidence demonstrating that HIV treatment is highly effective in reducing the transmission of HIV, the…

UNAIDS Explainer: The youth bulge

The youth bulge is not new. Younger generations have almost always been larger than the previous generation. However, before the twentieth century, high child mortality meant that a large proportion…

Activists to IAS: No AIDS 2020 in Trump’s USA

Bay Area, U.S. & global human rights advocates demand 2020 International AIDS Conference be removed from U.S. Read the press release here.

AIDS 2018: UNAIDS welcomes additional evidence from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, and South Africa on progress towards the 2020 targets

Results from population-based HIV impact surveys provide insight into where investments are needed AMSTERDAM/GENEVA, 22 July 2018—Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, and South Africa have released new survey data on progress towards…