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World has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6

The AIDS targets of MDG 6 – halting and reversing the spread of HIV – have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). New HIV infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 41%. The global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly 8 million (7.8 million) AIDS-related deaths since 2000, when the MDGs were set. Continue reading

UNAIDS framework to accelerate access to HIV treatment

Peer educator discusses HIV/AIDS prevention and other STDs in Barangay Don Carlos, a poor neighbourhood in Pasay City, Philippines. Photo: UNICEFThe Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has launched a new framework to accelerate action in reaching 15 million people with antiretroviral treatment by 2015 – the goal set by United Nations Member States in 2011. The framework, entitled Treatment 2015, offers countries and partners both practical and Continue reading

Record number of people with HIV accessing treatment

An HIV/AIDS mural in Belize. Photo: UNDP videoNearly 10 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral treatment last year, says a new United Nations report, which notes that even more people can be reached with smart planning. Last year’s figure represents the biggest increase from one year to another as numbers of people accessing antiretroviral treatment rose by 1.6 million from 2011 to 2012, Continue reading