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HIV / AIDS
New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its guidance on contraceptive use to reflect new evidence that women at high risk of HIV can use any form of reversible contraception, including progestogen-only injectables, implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), without an increased risk of HIV infection. more
UN health agency ‘strongly recommends’ dolutegravir antiretroviral medication to manage HIV

New York, July 23 (JEN): Based on new evidence, the United Nations health agency on Monday announced it was recommending the use of the antiretroviral drug dolutegravir (DTG) – whic ...

‘Greater urgency’ needed in fight against HIV/AIDS, warns UN agency, amidst $1 billion investment cuts

New York, July 17 (IBNS): The UN programme leading the global effort to end AIDS is calling for greater urgency and more funding in the fight against the disease, with data showing that t ...

Pakistan: WHO supports response to HIV outbreak in Sindh

New York: An international team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) has arrived in Pakistan to support the response to an outbreak of HIV in Larkana in Sindh province, Pak ...

Pakistan witnesses surge in HIV positive cases, triggers panic

Larkhana: There has been a surge in the number of HIV positive cases in  a Pakistani village in recent times ever since a doctor allegedly infected them by using a contaminated syrin ...

Cuba tests drug preventing HIV

Havana (Xinhua/UNI) Cuba has launched clinical trials of a drug it hopes will be effective in preventing people from becoming infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), local media ...

World response to AIDS epidemic at a ‘critical juncture’

New York,Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads,  UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, marking this year’s comme ...

80 adolescents a day will still die of AIDS by 2030, despite slowdown in epidemic

New York, By 2030, around 80 adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day if “we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission,” the head of the United Nations Chi ...

‘Stigma and discrimination still persists’ against people living with HIV – UN labour agency

New York: Although progress in treating people living with HIV has enabled them to work, they continue to face career discrimination, says a new study launched on Thursday by the United N ...

West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF

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 amon ...