India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

The report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, 'Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90?-90-90 targets', gives a comprehensive analysis of the 2014 targets to accelerate progress so that by 2020, 90 per cent of all HIV-infected people know their status, 90 per cent of all HIV-diagnosed people are accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90 per cent of those taking ART are virally suppressed.

Jul 21, 2017, 11:42 AM IST
Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

The UN report released on Thursday said that the scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Over 90% people with HIV, tuberculosis have access to therapy

Over 90% people with HIV, tuberculosis have access to therapy

Over 90 per cent of people in India who are infected simultaneously with HIV and tuberculosis have access to HIV therapy, a new study released on Monday said.

Nov 22, 2016, 00:57 AM IST

Thailand becomes first Asian country to eliminate mother-child HIV transmission!

Thailand has turned around its epidemic and transformed the lives of thousands of women and children affected by HIV.

Jun 08, 2016, 15:37 PM IST

Global HIV drive hampered without drugs for ''neglected'' West and Central Africa

A global drive to help curb the HIV epidemic by 2020 will fail unless millions of people with the virus in West and Central Africa receive life-saving drugs, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Wednesday.

Apr 20, 2016, 05:46 AM IST

Talking about AIDS still taboo in Pakistan, says daily

Talking about AIDS is still taboo in Pakistan and the ban placed placed on a condom advertisement "shows also how reluctant we are to address crucial issues", said a Pakistani daily on Saturday.

Dec 05, 2015, 12:14 PM IST

AIDS epidemic can end by 2030: UNAIDS

The AIDS epidemic can end by 2030, the UN said today, highlighting the global response that has averted 30 million new HIV infections worldwide in the last 15 years including in India, which ranks among the top five worst affected countries.

Jul 14, 2015, 23:41 PM IST

Cuba first country to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission: WHO

Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to newborn, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Jul 01, 2015, 08:53 AM IST

Focus on preventing HIV infections: UNAIDS

Countries that have been worst affected by HIV must focus on preventing new infections and expanding access to anti-retroviral treatment to stop the risk of epidemic rebounding, says a new report from the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission.

Jun 25, 2015, 15:21 PM IST

Five-year window for preventing AIDS rebound: Experts

High rates of HIV infection combined with rapid population growth mean the next half-decade will be critical for rolling back AIDS, specialists warned on Thursday.

Jun 25, 2015, 08:06 AM IST

26th World AIDS Day: The struggle for a HIV-free world!

Ritu Singh

Dec 01, 2014, 10:18 AM IST

World AIDS Day: AIDS campaigners say pandemic has finally reached tipping point

The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV.

Dec 01, 2014, 07:59 AM IST

Investing $3 per patient a day can put an end to AIDS epidemic by 2030: UNAIDS

A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the United Nations has said.

Nov 19, 2014, 18:57 PM IST

World must speed up AIDS fight to end scourge: UN

The world can end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030, but must bolster its efforts now or risk the virus spiralling back out of control, a UN report said Tuesday.

Nov 19, 2014, 08:59 AM IST

HIV epidemic `smaller` than UN estimates: Report

Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis Tuesday which also slashed UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease by a quarter.

Jul 22, 2014, 09:53 AM IST

Scaling up HIV therapy can end this epidemic by 2030: UNAIDS

The opening session of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) began here Sunday with tributes being paid to the six delegates who lost their lives aboard the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 in Ukraine.

Jul 21, 2014, 20:22 PM IST

World T20 celebrating UN Day of Sport for Development & Peace

After three pulsating weeks of men`s and women`s international cricket played out in front of terrific crowds across Bangladesh, it is fitting that the finals of the ICC World T20 should take place on the occasion of the first United Nations International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

Apr 06, 2014, 20:27 PM IST

 Myanmar joins FIFA`s anti-HIV campaign

Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) has joined FIFA`s health programme "Protect the Goal" together with Myanmar National League and UNAIDS, said MFF Thursday.

Mar 27, 2014, 19:10 PM IST

Children at risk of AIDS should be tested at birth: UN

More than a quarter of a million children each year are born infected with the virus that causes AIDS, but too few are being tested early to receive treatment and prolong their lives, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Nov 21, 2013, 09:58 AM IST

HIV infections plummet since 2001: UN

New HIV infections have plummeted by a third overall since 2001 and more than halved among children, the United Nations said on Monday.

Sep 25, 2013, 08:49 AM IST