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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

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.

New HIV infections down 33 percent since 2001: UN

A UN report Monday said new HIV infections among adults and children were estimated at 2.3 million in 2012, down 33 percent from 2001.

AIDS epidemic`s end by 2030 seen: UN official

A top UN official said the global AIDS epidemic could be over by 2030 because of progress made in treatment and control of the disease.