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New York,Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads,  UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, marking this year’s commemorations. more
80 adolescents a day will still die of AIDS by 2030, despite slowdown in epidemic

New York, By 2030, around 80 adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day if “we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission,” the head of the United Nations Chi ...

‘Stigma and discrimination still persists’ against people living with HIV – UN labour agency

New York: Although progress in treating people living with HIV has enabled them to work, they continue to face career discrimination, says a new study launched on Thursday by the United N ...

West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF

New York, Dec 5 (Just Earth News): Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths amon ...

A survivor’s journey for justice: HIV advocate and UN retiree Eric Sawyer

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): "I contracted HIV before the discovery of the virus," Eric Sawyer began, as he told his story to an audience of nearly 50,000 gathered in New Y ...

World AIDS Day: If everyone, everywhere realizes right to health, epidemic can be defeated, says UN

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people attain ...

Nearly 21 million people now have access to HIV treatment – UN agency

New York, Nov 22(Just Earth News): About 20.9 million people now have access to the antiretroviral therapy, according to a new report by the UN agency leading the global push to end AIDS, ...

UN migration agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites

New York, Nov 9(Just Earth News): Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have ...

UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of ‘game-changing’ HIV treatment

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Senior United Nations officials on Thursday welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle ...

UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance

New York, July 21(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global pr ...