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London: But there is still an opportunity to substantially reduce the death toll by prioritising the most critical services, specifically antiretroviral therapy for HIV, timely TB diagnosis and treatment, and provision of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets for malaria, researchers say. more
Countries urged to act over potential HIV drug shortages, within next two months

New York : Stocks of medication for HIV patients could run out in the next two months, because of higher costs linked to lockdowns and COVID-19 border closures, UNAIDS said on Monday.

Empowering people living with HIV ‘will end the epidemic’, says AIDS agency chief

New York: When people living with HIV actively participate in their own care, new infections decline and more affected people access treatment, according to a new report launched on Tuesd ...

WHO revises recommendations on hormonal contraceptive use for women at high HIV risk

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its guidance on contraceptive use to reflect new evidence that women at high risk of HIV can use any form of reversible contracep ...

UN health agency ‘strongly recommends’ dolutegravir antiretroviral medication to manage HIV

New York, July 23 (JEN): Based on new evidence, the United Nations health agency on Monday announced it was recommending the use of the antiretroviral drug dolutegravir (DTG) – whic ...

‘Greater urgency’ needed in fight against HIV/AIDS, warns UN agency, amidst $1 billion investment cuts

New York, July 17 (IBNS): The UN programme leading the global effort to end AIDS is calling for greater urgency and more funding in the fight against the disease, with data showing that t ...

Pakistan witnesses surge in HIV positive cases, triggers panic

Larkhana: There has been a surge in the number of HIV positive cases in  a Pakistani village in recent times ever since a doctor allegedly infected them by using a contaminated syrin ...

Cuba tests drug preventing HIV

Havana (Xinhua/UNI) Cuba has launched clinical trials of a drug it hopes will be effective in preventing people from becoming infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), local media ...

World response to AIDS epidemic at a ‘critical juncture’

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 comme ...

‘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 ...