An estimated 6 million people are living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific and only 33 percent of them are receiving treatment, often due to legal and policy barriers in accessing HIV services. Against this backdrop, some 30 countries from the region pledged this week to accelerate the pace of change and committed to ending the AIDS epidemic in the region by 2030 during the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS. Continue reading
A speech delivered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark to Asia-Pacific Parliamentarians at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia at 3:40pm on the 22nd of July 2014.
A speech delivered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark at the 20th International AIDS Conference at 1pm on the 22nd of July 2014. Continue reading
The International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2014, is being held in Melbourne, Australia, from July 20-25 as the world’s largest gathering of HIV researchers, policymakers, activists and people living with HIV.
A new report by UNAIDS shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV globally do not know their HIV-positive status. “Whether you live or die should not depend on access to an HIV test,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. Continue reading
In its resolution 56/5, the Commission on the Status of Women requested the Secretary-General to report to the Commission at its fifty-eighth session on the situation of women, the girl child and HIV and AIDS,1 with an emphasis on accelerated actions taken, in accordance with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, the 2006 and 2011 Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS and the 2011 Commitments on HIV/AIDS. Continue reading
The report shows that while important gains have been made in the region’s response, the pace of progress is too slow and significant challenges remain. According to the report, an estimated 4.9 million [3.7–6.3 million] people were living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific in 2012. Continue reading
The 2013 report on the global AIDS epidemic contains the latest data on numbers of new HIV infections, numbers of people receiving antiretroviral treatment, AIDS-related deaths and HIV among children. Continue reading
On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2013, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Nobel Peace Prize Winner and UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are launching the #zerodiscrimination campaign calling for a global transformation. The initiative will launch the new Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March 2014, adopting the butterfly as the transformative symbol for zero discrimination. Continue reading