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UNAIDS and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to Fast-Track access to HIV services by 2020. Under the partnership, UNAIDS and IPPF will support the delivery of high-impact HIV advocacy, prevention and treatment services, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2015/december/20151211_PR_IPPF
If the Fast-Track approach to end the AIDS epidemic is to be successful, the rights, roles and responsibilities of men in the AIDS response need to be placed firmly on the global agenda. http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2015/december/20151209_men-HIV
Salamander Trust launched this week in London several films made by women living with HIV in Uganda and Namibia. Between October 2014 and October 2015 Salamander Trust has undertaken a film training and documentary programme to showcase the extraordinary grassroots leadership of women living with HIV in an effective response to Gender-Based Violence and HIV in Africa. This programme was designed to support women utilise film-making techniques for advocacy and capacity building.
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"When I realized I was pregnant a few years later, I immediately went to the clinic and was not shy to disclose my HIV status to the health personnel as I knew that this was the only way for me to get comprehensive health for me and my unborn baby. I made an informed consent to be immediately enrolled on the eMTCT programme, for life-long ante-retroviral therapy. Download the Newsletter Here
The governments of the world have committed to making sure that every girl and woman can live free from discrimination and have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights within one generation. When implemented, this agenda will save millions of lives. On Sunday, August 3rd, with the conclusion of the final Intergovernmental Negotiations for the post-2015 development framework, governments have finalized the new development framework “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
In 2010, we used our HIV clinic database located in the southern USA to develop a clinical profile of what HIV infection means at each decade of life, focusing specifically on adults older than 50 years.1 Several of our findings were quite revealing. First, the prevalence of depression and anxiety is largely constant across the lifespan at roughly 40% and 20%, respectively.
Background The population infected with HIV is getting older and these people will increasingly develop age-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
South Africa’s first national HIV stigma index has found that seven percent of HIV-positive women surveyed reported being sterilised against their will and about 40 percent reported contraception was a pre-requisite of accessing antiretrovirals (ARVs). The index also found that five percent of respondents also reported that they did not seek health services at their local clinic due to stigma. Launched yesterday at the SA AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa’s HIV stigma index surveyed about 10,500 people living with HIV across the country in what is the world’s largest
In the public mind, the “war on drugs” probably conjures up a male image. In most countries, official statistics would show that men, indeed, are the majority of people who use drugs recreationally, who have problematic use, and who sell drugs.
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