29 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2016 | GINEBRA - Con motivo del Día Mundial del Sida, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha publicado nuevas directrices sobre el autoanálisis del VIH para mejorar el acceso al diagnóstico de la infección y su utilización eficaz.
Se precisan medidas urgentes para mejorar la prevención del VIH y el tratamiento entre los jóvenes
NUEVA YORK/JOHANNESBURGO, 1 de diciembre de 2016 - Un nuevo informe publicado hoy por UNICEF indica que, según las proyecciones, las nuevas infecciones por el VIH entre los adolescentes podrían aumentar anualmente desde 250.000 en 2015 a casi 400.000 en 2030, si se estancan los progresos para llegar a este grupo de edad.
The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV (the Committee), a subsidiary mechanism of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, joins the entire world in celebrating World AIDS Day on 1 December of each year.
This year’s theme “HANDS UP FOR HIV PREVENTION” reminds of the crucial importance of supporting a strategic and enhanced mobilisation worldwide, especially through information, training and awareness-raising actions at all levels in the fight against the pandemic.
Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have contracted the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV/AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst affected region, with around 25.6 million people living with HIV in 2015. In addition, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for two-thirds of the global total of new HIV infections.
South Sudan – IOM is working with vulnerable populations across South Sudan to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV/AIDS and increase access to treatment, care and support services. In South Sudan, the Ministry of Health estimates that, as of 2012, 2.7 percent of adults were infected with HIV, 13 percent of whom were children under the age of 15 years.
Goma, Nord Kivu – L’ambiance est quelque peu inhabituelle, ce matin du 18 octobre 2016, au centre de santé de Murara, situé au nord-ouest de la ville de Goma, chef-lieu de la province du Nord Kivu. Des hommes mariés sont venus, nombreux, accompagner leurs épouses à la consultation prénatale (CPN). Pour certains, comme John Kalume (28 ans), c’est la toute première expérience.
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There are more than 600 people in Balochistan who are registered as HIV/Aids patients with the number of non-registered patients deemed to be more alarming.
The number of non-registered patients is more alarming," said Dr. Noor Qazi, Chief of Balochistan Aids Control Program.
Qazi was speaking at an event held in Quetta to mark the World Aids Day 2016.
The program has registered 638 HIV/Aids patients belonging to various parts of the province so far, of which only 407 are getting medicines regularly, Qazi added.
PESHAWAR: While putting the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the country at around 97,400, health minister Shahram Khan Tarakai on Wednesday said his government would continue supporting such patients in their treatment and rehabilitation.
He told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club that his department was ensuring provision of free antiretroviral medicines and testing facilities to patients at two HIV centres in Peshawar and Kohat districts.
31 October 2016
• As of end of October 2016, there are 123,293 people displaced by the Nigerian crisis in Chad’s Lac region. Three additional sites were discovered this month.
• A Hepatitis E outbreak has been reported in the Salamat Region. A total of 128 cases, including 20 positive cases (16% positivity rate) and 2 deaths (1.6% case-fatality) were registered in Amtiman, the main city of Salamat Region.
A l’occasion de la journée mondiale de la lutte contre le sida, la France réaffirme sa solidarité envers les personnes vivant avec le virus de l’immunodéficience humaine (VIH).
Deuxième contributeur au Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme, depuis sa création, la France y a récemment renouvelé son engagement pour les trois prochaines années à hauteur de 1,080 milliard d’euros. Ce fonds a permis la mise sous traitement anti-rétroviral de plus de 9 millions de personnes.
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On World Aids Day, we pay tribute to the people who are working on the frontline of the HIV response. People like Dr Pascal Milenge. He and his teams are providing antiretroviral drugs to health centers in Eastern DR Congo. “In the rainy season it’s a nightmare to reach the remote villages.”
It’s true, great progress has been made in the fight against AIDS in the past 15 years:
Myanmar - In the southeast of Myanmar, just outside of Mawlamyine in Mon State, the Shwe Nga Lay “Goldfish” Group operates out of an unassuming building, which they constructed with their own funds, write Patrick Duigan and Liam Best.
Kenya - First aid is quickly given to an unconscious woman lying on the floor. The room is dark. Even though she cannot see clearly, the nurse can tell that all is not well by the state of the room. The woman on the floor is Halimo*, a 24-year-old Somali refugee and mother.
Switzerland - "Poorly managed migration could contribute to the global impact of AIDS, but migration itself is not a cause for the disease," said IOM Director General William Lacy Swing on World AIDS Day, December 1.
Il faut agir de manière urgente pour améliorer la prévention et le traitement de l’infection chez les jeunes
NEW YORK/JOHANNESBURG, 1er décembre 2016 – Le nombre des nouvelles infections par le VIH chez les adolescents devrait passer de 250 000 en 2015 à environ 400 000 par an d’ici à 2030 si les progrès pour atteindre ce groupe d’âge faiblissent, d’après un nouveau rapport publié aujourd’hui par l’UNICEF.
MANILA, 1 December 2016 - On World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific calls on Member States to accelerate efforts to end AIDS by 2030. By providing for HIV prevention, testing, and treatment to all to reach the 2030 goal, countries will be making a smart investment that will avert AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, especially among children.
For almost three decades, the fight against HIV/AIDS was at the top of the world’s health agenda – an urgent priority that commanded commitment and compelled action.
That sense of urgency helped drive a global movement to end AIDS – from grassroots to governments to global organizations and partnerships. Targeted investment in innovation to reach and treat those at greatest risk have produced significant results, averting millions of new infections and giving new hope to families living with HIV around the world.