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Fears Of HIV Spike In Jamaica As Pandemic Hits Prevention Efforts

Fears Of HIV Spike In Jamaica As Pandemic Hits Prevention Efforts

For about a month, John was woken by bad dreams, a side effect of missing his antiretroviral medication from late May, when he was unable to collect his prescription drugs due to COVID-19. John, 32, works in the liquor industry and has lived with HIV for 14 years. This has compromised his immune system, so […]

Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima To Lead UNAIDS

Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima To Lead UNAIDS

She is an African, feminist and human rights activist who has just been appointed to arguably one of the most important jobs in coordinating and leading the international AIDS response, possibly at the most significant moment in the epidemic’s lifespan. Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima was on Wednesday 14 August formally announced as the new executive director […]

U.N. Wants More Urgency In AIDS fight As gains And Funding Fade

U.N. Wants More Urgency In AIDS fight As gains And Funding Fade

More than half of all new HIV infections in 2018 were among sex workers, drug users, men who have sex with men, transgender people, prisoners and the sexual partners of these groups The global fight against AIDS is stalling due to lower investment, marginalized communities missing vital health services, and new HIV infections rising in […]

Community Takes Action On Gender-Based Violence

Community Takes Action On Gender-Based Violence

WITH tears rolling down her cheeks, Ouma Bertha bravely shares her story. While taking a breath from her journey by taxi, she sat quietly in the peaceful room for some minutes. With a smile lighting up her face, Ouma Bertha realised she was talking to someone who was paying attention to her story. She apologised […]

Cote d’Ivoire: UNAIDS Piloting New Mobile Platform to Better Inform HIV Patients, Improve Health Care

Cote d’Ivoire: UNAIDS Piloting New Mobile Platform to Better Inform HIV Patients, Improve Health Care

Starting this month, a thousand people living with HIV in Côte d’Ivoire will receive additional health information through their mobile phones, the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response announced today. The four-month pilot project in Abidjan is part of a collaboration between the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the telecommunications operator […]