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New York, July 17 (JEN)While showing a downward trend in AIDS-related deaths, a new United Nations report out on Wednesday warns that19 million of the 35 million people living with the virus globally do not know their HIV-positive status and therefore, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap. more
UNAIDS names Brazilian footballer as Goodwill Ambassador

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): As the FIFA World Cup in Brazil draws closer, the United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic on Wednesday named the country’s football sta ...

Ahead of Zero Discrimination Day, UN appeals for tolerance

New York, Feb 28 (JEN): ‘Zero Discrimination Day,’ to be marked on Mar 1, is a worldwide call to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to a full life with dignity †...

UN partners commit USD 12 billion to fight AIDS

New York, Dec 4 (JEN): The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomed Tuesday a USD 12 billion commitment by international partners to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuber ...

UN urges greater action to prevent HIV infections

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): More than 850,000 infants have been saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents requires urgent action to help this vulnerable group, the U ...

UN initiative to address of adolescents with HIV

New York, Nov 27 (JEN): Ahead of this year’s World AIDS Day, the United Nations health agency has launched new recommendations to address the specific needs of adolescents – b ...

UN reports sustained progress in fighting HIV/AIDS

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): The United Nations Wednesday reported accelerated progress in combating HIV/AIDS in much of the world, with significant decreases in new infections and deaths, but wo ...

UNICEF concerned over HIV/AIDS infection in Asia-Pacific

New York, Nov 20 (JEN): Voicing deep concern over high HIV/AIDS infection among children and teenagers in Asia-Pacific, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday called for ...

UN seeks HIV services for people aged 50 and over

New York, Nov 2 (JEN): The shifting demographics of the AIDS epidemic demands a new focus to reach people aged 50 and over who are currently underserved by HIV services, Friday urged the Un ...

South Sudan commits to fight HIV/AIDS

New York, Oct 3 (JEN) A senior official from the United Nations agency leading the global response to HIV/AIDS welcomed on Wednesday South Sudan’s renewed commitment to fighting the ...