Tag Archives: UNAIDS

Strategic information on young people affected by HIV in Asia-Pacific needed

Although HIV risk among adolescents and young people is well-documented, there is still a need for better strategic information on young people at higher risk of HIV exposure. To improve the collection and reporting of strategic information on young people from key populations, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNAIDS have published “Young Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific: Making the Case with Strategic Information.” 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

New HIV infections among children have been reduced by 50% or more in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa

In Lesotho, A woman holds the AIDS anti-retroviral treatment medicine for her granddaughter. Photo: IRIN/Eva-Lotta JanssonA new report on the Global Plan towards elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan) has revealed a marked increase in progress in stopping new infections in children across the Global Plan priority countries in Africa. The report outlines that seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa Continue reading