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UNAIDS expresses its deep concern that, through its recent decision on the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court of India has re-criminalized adult consensual same sex sexual conduct. In 2009, the Delhi
At a packed meeting of experts and youth activists convened by UNESCO and other UN agencies, political and youth leaders from 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa reached an historic agreement in the response to HIV.
Spread of virus linked to migrant population moving back and forth to Russia and Ukraine. Dec 13 Like many of his compatriots, Hayk left the country to find work aboard, arriving in Russia in 2005. He began working on building sites and sent money
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes a US$ 12 billion commitment by international partners to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) at its Fourth Replenishment meeting in Washington DC
On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2013, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Nobel Peace Prize Winner and UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are launching the http://www.
Suu Kyi drew parallels between the plight of sufferers and her own struggle for democracy. "The fight against discrimination is an extension of our fight for freedom from fear," said the Myanmar opposition leader and democracy icon. "My simple
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder expressed satisfaction that today’s observance takes place against a backdrop of remarkable progress towards zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-
But with new HIV infections on the rise in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, more funding is needed. About 2.3 million people contracted HIV in 2012, the lowest number since the mid-to-late 1990s, when there were
Executive Director Michel Sidibe said in a message ahead of Monday's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. "Women and girls have the right to live free of violence and inequities and to protect themselves against HIV," he
In priority countries, only 3 in 10 children receive HIV treatment. Current PCR tests are able to detect the virus in a baby only after the age of six weeks and require sending a blood sample to a specialised laboratory, he said. "What we looking