Donors at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment today pledged US$12.0 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
“The number of new HIV infections has declined by 42% in the Caribbean,” says Mr. John Dinkelman, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, “and the U.S. Government investment in the PEPFAR program has helped to support that decline.”
Common vitamins plus selenium slowed illness in HIV patients in the early stage of their disease, according to a study suggesting the supplements may provide an effective, low-cost approach for delaying AIDS.
THE number of adolescents infected by the HIV virus has jumped by one third over the past decade, the UN's health agency has said, blaming gaps in care programs."More than 2 million adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 years are living with HIV," marking a 33 per cent rise since 2001, the World Health Organisation said.
Professor Sharon Lewin of Monash University and Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, will officially launch the countdown to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne on World AIDS Day, December 1st.
There is an increasing and potentially catastrophic HIV and sexual health epidemic in gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) in every part of the world, Professor Kevin Fenton, the National Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England, told the BHIVA autumn conference last week.