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2016 UNITED NATIONS POLITICAL DECLARATION ON ENDING AIDS SETS WORLD ON THE FAST-TRACK TO END THE EPIDEMIC BY 2030   2016 UNITED NATIONS POLITICAL DECLARATION ON ENDING AIDS SETS WORLD ON THE FAST-TRACK TO END THE EPIDEMIC BY 2030
New goals, targets and commitments of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on Ending AIDS.


Results of the Fifth International Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference   Results of the Fifth International Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference
The Fifth International Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference (EECAAC-2016) took place in Moscow on March 23-25, 2016.


Opening of the Fifth International Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference   Opening of the Fifth International Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference
Moscow, March 23, 2016 – Today the Fifth International Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference (EECAAC-2016) organized jointly by Rospotrebnadzor and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) began its work. EECAAC-2016 is the region's largest event on the topic of HIV prevention and treatment. The conference brought together nearly 2500 delegates from 79 countries. Among them – world's leading scientists, activists, politicians and civil society leaders.


HIV This Month. Issue No. 1 (2016)   HIV This Month. Issue No. 1 (2016)
The first issue of HIV this month in 2016 has come out!


Study: HIV becoming resistant to key drug   Study: HIV becoming resistant to key drug
HIV resistance to tenofovir is growing in poorer African countries because of improper and inconsistent use.


HIV drugs give couples 'ray of hope'   HIV drugs give couples 'ray of hope'
The most effective form of protection against contracting HIV is to use a condom while having sex. But what if you want children? A project in Kenya is helping couples there have a family without risking their health.


HIV this month. Issue №12 out now   HIV this month. Issue №12 out now
A Perspective on Ending the HIV–AIDS Pandemic — Follow the Science by Anthony Fauci and Hillary Marston in the New England Journal of Medicine talks about how far antiretroviral therapy has come since its discovery and its role in ending the AIDS epidemic.


Things You Should Know Before Discussing Charlie Sheen's HIV Status   Things You Should Know Before Discussing Charlie Sheen's HIV Status
By now, you likely are aware that actor Charlie Sheen disclosed that he is living with HIV. Regardless of the reasons for this public disclosure at this time coming out as someone living with HIV is an extremely personal decision and not an easy step for anyone.  


Luiz Loures, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, about his expectations from EECAAC-2016   Luiz Loures, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, about his expectations from EECAAC-2016
Luiz Loures, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, about his expectations from EECAAC-2016


Interview with Salim Abdool Karim   Interview with Salim Abdool Karim
Salim Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA ("Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa"), Chair of the UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel


Hepatitis and the Sustainable Development Goals: time for an end run   Hepatitis and the Sustainable Development Goals: time for an end run
Professor Jeffrey Lazarus, the Editor in Chief of "Hepatology, Medicine and Policy" magazine, senior researcher based at the Centre for Health and Infectious Disease Research (CHIP) talks about the need for a global goal of eliminating viral hepatitis


Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis. Q&A   Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis. Q&A
What is PrEP? What is the evidence that PrEP works? Who is PrEP for? Can PrEP bring HIV prevention to people “left behind”? And other questions about PrEP.


Francoise Barre-Sinoussi: 'To develop a cure is almost impossible'   Francoise Barre-Sinoussi: 'To develop a cure is almost impossible'
She's the woman who co-discovered HIV in 1983, and won a Nobel Prize for her work. But next month, French scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi will retire from her lab. She spoke with CNN during the International AIDS Society Conference in Vancouver, about activism, the future of HIV and why there's still no cure.


Africa: Life After HIV Status Disclosure - Good or Bad?   Africa: Life After HIV Status Disclosure - Good or Bad?
"Disclosing your HIV status is all about building a legacy to make sure when people are developing policies, they will always remember the voice," says Loyce Maturu, a young woman from Zimbabwe who is living with HIV and is a global advocate.


Interview with Kappoori Madhavan Gopakumar   Interview with Kappoori Madhavan Gopakumar
Kappoori Madhavan Gopakumar, Third World Network legal advisor and senior researcher


Julio Montaner on the Last 20 Years in HIV Research (Video)   Julio Montaner on the Last 20 Years in HIV Research (Video)
Fred Schaich of IFARA (International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA) spoke with Julio Montaner, M.D., director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, about changes in HIV research and implementation of that research during the past two decades.


UNFPA, WHO and UNAIDS: Position statement on condoms, prevention of HIV and other STIs   UNFPA, WHO and UNAIDS: Position statement on condoms, prevention of HIV and other STIs
Condoms are a critical component in a comprehensive and sustainable approach to the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and are effective for preventing unintended pregnancies.


Interview with Luiz Loures   Interview with Luiz Loures
Luiz Loures, UNAIDS, Deputy Executive Director


Estimates on HCV disease burden worldwide – filling the gaps   Estimates on HCV disease burden worldwide – filling the gaps
"The concept of using the new DAAs as ‘treatment as prevention’ is appealing and may become important in specific circumstances, for example, with injection drug users and in prisons. The current analysis did not take into consideration the impact of treatment as prevention”


Interview with Derick Naidoo   Interview with Derick Naidoo
Derick Naidoo, South African Red Cross Chief Executive Officer



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