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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 – no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love, declared the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response, as it kicked off the celebrations with a major event in Beijing. more
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 ...

No one’s children

The plight of India’s HIV/AIDS affected children hardly gets the attention it deserves. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in one of its recent reports elaborates ...