In the 35-years of the epidemic, about 80-million people have become infected with HIV and nearly 40-million have died. But great progress has been made in recent years in preventing and treating the disease. UNAIDS – the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS – has set a goal of ending the epidemic by 2030. An advocacy group says a strategic plan and much funding are needed to achieve that goal
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FREETOWN – The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has dwarfed the campaign against HIV/AIDS, to the extent that patients no longer go to hospitals and treatment centres out of fear of contracting the Ebola virus.
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa remains plagued by AIDS despite massive government and NGO efforts on prevention and life-sustaining Anti-Retro-Viral programs. The country has the highest number of new HIV infection worldwide and 15 to 20 percent of the adult population is HIV positive. But it has opened up another front to reduce new HIV infections: promoting circumcision.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Olympic silver medalist Ji Wallace has joined TEAM TO END AIDS (T2), an endurance training program benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), and will run the 2013 Honda L.A. Marathon, APLA announced Saturday. The announcement comes just months after Wallace revealed to the Sydney Star Observer that he is living with […]
Advances In Treatment, Prevention As Epidemic Enters Fourth Decade New York City – More than thirty years since the modern-day plague of HIV/AIDS began, the situation remains emergent, as new infections continue to increase around the globe, and access to prevention and adequate, timely treatment falls short of projected goals. By Nathan James Since the […]
GBMNews was on hand to cover a town hall meeting Thursday November 29th in Washington DC, organized by the National Black Leadership Commission On AIDS, NBLCA focusing attention on health disparities in Black Communities as they relate to AIDS. By Karanja Gaçuça It is a well-known and shameful fact that the high rate of infection […]
This week Washington DC, a city with the highest incidence of HIV and AIDS per capita, has seen a flurry of activity around the fight against HIV and AIDS. One of the conferences taking place, the National Summit on HIV and Viral Hepatitis focused not just on HIV, but also on the now epidemic level […]
OAKLAND, Calif. – A large-scale study of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), indicates that only one third of MSM can easily access condoms, lubricant, HIV testing, and HIV treatment. Combining a multi-lingual online survey and focus group discussions, the study […]
December 1 of 2012 will be the 25th International HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as declared by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS commission. More than being a notable benchmark it is also a significant watershed in combating the proliferation of the virus. All around the world the number of new cases are going down with increase […]
SANTIAGO – In Chile, not only do all people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS receive treatment, but the country also has advanced mechanisms for monitoring outcomes of the antiretroviral therapy. By Marianela Jarroud “Treatment is available in many other parts of the world, but no one knows whether or not it is working,” Marcelo Wolff, an infectologist […]