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New York, Jul 15 (JEN): The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released on Tuesday in Addis Ababa by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). more
AIDS is a 'human rights issue,' Ban declares, launching major new UN report in Barbados

New York, July 4 (JEN): Ending the AIDS epidemic – in all places and all communities – is essential to realizing the vision of a life of dignity for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon de ...

Cuba becomes first country to halt mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis – UN health agency

New York, July 1 (JEN) Cuba has become the world’s first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, “a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexuall ...

New UN study calls for major surge in AIDS treatment to avoid 'catastrophic' resurgence of HIV

New York, June 26 (JEN) The world risks a deadly AIDS rebound unless the countries most affected by the virus expand access to antiretroviral treatments and boost their focus on stopping new ...

National Aids Control Organization observe 'World Blood Donors Day'

New Delhi, June 14 (JEN): The National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare observed the 'World Blood Donor Day' under the aegis of National Blood Transfus ...

World AIDS Day: UN, urban leaders endorse ‘fast track’ to ending epidemic by 2030

New York, Dec 2 (JEN) Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centred ap ...

Ahead of World AIDS Day, UN children's agency urges more investment, access to treatment

New York, Nov 29 (JEN) An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, but disparity in access to treatment is hampering progress towards reaching a global ...

In Afghanistan, UN crime chief pledges support to combat ‘disastrous’ drug trade, corruption

New York, Nov 11 (JEN) Visiting Kabul over the weekend, the head of the United Nations agency combating all forms of criminal activity, met with newly-elected President Ashraf Ghani and Chie ...

Cambodia: UN-backed event spotlights need to boost HIV-sensitive social programmes

New York, Oct 4 (JEN) With external funding in decline, Cambodia is turning to domestic resources to boost its national AIDS response and social protection services to people living with HIV ...

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham joins UN effort to achieve world free of HIV

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Thursday appointed British fashion designer Victoria Beckham as its International Goodwill Ambassador, with ...