December 1, 2015 On World AIDS Day 2015, members of the Global Pediatric Antiretroviral Commitment-to-Action launched two Public Recognition Awards that will recognize exceptional efforts to expand children’s access to HIV/AIDS treatment. The awards specifically aim to highlight pharmaceutical companies and countries that are actively improving the development and up-take of highest priority pediatric antiretroviral (ARV) drugs critically needed to save the lives of children living with HIV globally.
What is ACT?
Launched at the 2014 U.S. African Leaders Summit, the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative is a two-year effort to double the number of children receiving life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) in nine high-priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The $200 million initiative represents a joint investment by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).
WHAT IS DREAMS?
DREAMS is an ambitious partnership to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.
DREAMS is responding to the alarming fact that, every year, 380,000 adolescent girls and young women are infected with HIV—7,300 every week, over 1,000 every day. Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. government’s global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. Over the past decade, the U.S. government has committed nearly $65 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and bilateral tuberculosis programs.
The world has committed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. This ambitious yet wholly attainable objective represents an unparalleled opportunity to change the course of history for ever—something our generation must do for the generations to come.
SHURUGWI, Zimbabwe, Dec 1 2015 (IPS) - With the battle to combat HIV/AIDS intensifying in Zimbabwe, the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission initiative (PMTCT) has increasingly become a success weapon in the war on transmission of the once dreaded disease to the country’s unborn babies, despite some mothers testing positive for the disease.
At Chikwingwizha Catholic Mission Clinic in Shurugwi in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province, 57 expectant mothers this year were chosen for Option B+ after testing positive for HIV.
By Deirdre Ní Cheallaigh and Deirdre Lomasney
People living with HIV can often find themselves stigmatised in their communities. But ‘self-stigma’ is also a huge problem.
Self-stigma is negative self-judgment resulting in shame, worthlessness and blame and represents an important but neglected aspect of living with HIV.
It can limit meaningful self-agency, quality of life, adherence to treatment and access to health services.
By Kim Stambuli, Zimbabwe Red Cross Society
At the age of 31, Simbarashe Dube is an average villager from Zakatani in the eastern part of Zimbabwe, but she stands out from the others as a symbol of hope and life in this community where many are affected by HIV.
The proud mother of one has been a Zimbabwe Red Cross Society volunteer for the past five years. She works with her community to encourage positive living so that those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS can find hope and confidence to wake up and face another day.
GINEBRA - Con motivo del Día mundial de la lucha contra el sida, el Fondo Mundial de lucha contra el sida, la tuberculosis y la malaria ha declarado su firme apoyo al objetivo de duplicar el número de personas que siguen tratamiento antirretroviral para 2020.
by Shirley Ko
This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is Think Positive: Rethink HIV.
At Pact, we see lots of reasons to be positive.
In Nigeria’s Bayelsa state, more pregnant women are being tested for HIV and taking steps to protect their babies.
In Ethiopia, children are learning the basics of good health and HIV prevention just as they are reading and math.
In Ukraine, stigma surrounding HIV is slowly eroding, and local institutions responding to the disease are more robust.
PESHAWAR: A total of 1,816 people have registered themselves with the HIV treatment centres in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Among them, 1,349 are men, 391 women and 76 children.
The statistics were shared by organisers with participants of a seminar held at the Peshawar Press Club to mark the Dec 1 World AIDS Day.
Le nombre de décès d’adolescents dus au SIDA a triplé depuis 2000, affirme l’UNICEF
De nouvelles données démontrent également que la plupart des bébés ne sont pas testés
JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK, 27 novembre 2015 – Le nombre de décès d’adolescents imputables au SIDA a triplé au cours des 15 dernières années selon de nouvelles données publiées aujourd’hui par l’UNICEF.
GENÈVE - Pour célébrer la Journée mondiale de la lutte contre le sida, le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme a affirmé son soutien sans faille à la démarche d'accélération de la riposte adoptée par l'ONUSIDA pour mettre fin à l'épidémie d'ici 2030.
A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le SIDA, ce 1er décembre, nous demandons qu’une attention particulière soit accordée aux conséquences du SIDA et nous appelons à plus de solidarité. La journée mondiale de lutte contre le SIDA fut établie en 1987 et depuis 1997, l’initiative est soutenue par l’ONUSIDA, le programme commun des Nations Unies qui lutte contre le SIDA dans le monde.
MANILA, 1 DECEMBER 2015. On World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for new action and stronger commitment from the global health community for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
MONROVIA—The Ebola virus killed about 4,800 people in Liberia but the epidemic had other victims as well. Clinics and health services around the country shut down during the crisis as fear of Ebola transmission pushed people to stay home, creating a serious setback for the country’s fight against HIV/AIDS. Now, efforts are underway to get HIV treatment programs back on track.
One recent morning HIV patients were receiving treatment at a local Monrovia hospital.
Johannesburg, 30 November 2015—Cities have a primary role to play to Fast-Track the end of the AIDS epidemic by 2030 says report by UN-Habitat and UNAIDS.
Ending the AIDS epidemic: the advantage of cities was presented at the Africities Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Summit, held every three years, marks a critical time as cities enter the new era of the Sustainable Development Goals.
We mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. Here are some HIV/AIDS facts you may not know, taken from a recent speech by Caritas special advisor on HIV/AIDS, Msgr Robert J Vitillo.
The impact and consequences of HIV have exceeded those resulting from every other epidemic in the history of our world, including that of the Medieval Black Plague and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918.
In 2014, 36.9 million people were living with HIV in the world. This number continues to grow since improvements in healthcare mean people are living longer with HIV infection.