Health
HIV / AIDS

New York, Dec 5 (Just Earth News): Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

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A survivor’s journey for justice: HIV advocate and UN retiree Eric Sawyer

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): "I contracted HIV before the discovery of the virus," Eric Sawyer began, as he told his story to an audience of nearly 50,000 gathered in Ne ...

World AIDS Day: If everyone, everywhere realizes right to health, epidemic can be defeated, says UN

New York, Dec 2(Just Earth News): The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people att ...

Nearly 21 million people now have access to HIV treatment – UN agency

New York, Nov 22(Just Earth News): About 20.9 million people now have access to the antiretroviral therapy, according to a new report by the UN agency leading the global push to end AI ...

UN migration agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites

New York, Nov 9(Just Earth News): Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have ...

UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of ‘game-changing’ HIV treatment

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Senior United Nations officials on Thursday welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle ...

UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance

New York, July 21(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global pr ...

AIDS-related deaths decline; 19.5 million people on life-saving treatment – UN report

New York, July 20(Just Earth News): The scales have tipped for the first time in the fight against AIDS as more than half of all people living with the HIV virus now have access to treatment ...

Study identifies cost-effective ways to combat HIV risk among intravenous drug users

Washington, May 26 (Just Earth News): With the abuse of opioids on the rise in the United States, Stanford University researchers are concerned that increased HIV transmission from shared ne ...

UNAIDS congratulates India for adopting a policy which provides HIV treatment for everyone

New Delhi, Apr 29 (IBNS): UNAIDS congratulated India for its bold new policy, which ensures that anybody who tests positive for HIV will access treatment for free, an official release stated ...