Tag Archive | AIDS

UNICEF: Among children, AIDS epidemic is far from over

UNICEF: Among children, AIDS epidemic is far from over

Eighteen children every hour were infected with HIV last year, a sign of scant progress in protecting the world’s young from the deadly AIDS-causing virus, the United Nations’ children’s agency said on Friday. At the current rate of infection, there will be 3.5 million new cases of HIV among adolescents by 2030, according to projections […]

Africa: New vaccine in HIV trials

Africa: New vaccine in HIV trials

Researchers announced the launch of two big studies in Africa on Thursday to test a new HIV vaccine and a long-acting injectable drug, fuelling hopes for better ways to protect against the virus that causes AIDS. The start of the three-year vaccine trial involving 2,600 women in southern Africa means that for the first time […]

LGBT activist calls for national AIDS memorial

LGBT activist calls for national AIDS memorial

LGBT activist, Tonie Walsh, has called on the Irish Government to fund an Irish AIDS Memorial, to honour those who have died from AIDS in Ireland, as well as their caregivers and activists. Mr Walsh will outline his vision at this week’s HIV Ireland National Conference on HIV and Stigma. The conference, which marks the […]

Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year

Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year

(Reuters) Bill Gates’ charitable foundation will guarantee minimum sales volumes of the new combination pills using dolutegravir Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi- million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient […]

Tide turns in AIDS fight yet ‘unacceptable’ death toll across sub-Saharan Africa

Tide turns in AIDS fight yet ‘unacceptable’ death toll across sub-Saharan Africa

The tide may have turned in the global fight against AIDS, but too many people in sub-Saharan Africa are developing and dying of AIDS-related diseases, due to limited testing and problems with treatment, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday (25 July). More than half of people infected with HIV worldwide are now getting drugs, […]

UK: NHS England will make PrEP available next year

UK: NHS England will make PrEP available next year

NHS England and Public Health England have given an outline of a large study of the best way for the NHS to implement pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is due to start in the middle of next year. This follows the Court of Appeal’s ruling last month that NHS England, alongside local authorities, has the power, […]

Researchers On Challenges/Successes of HIV Cure Research

Researchers On Challenges/Successes of HIV Cure Research

A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus researchers at the University of North Carolina and partner institutions write in a perspective in the journal Science. Worldwide, 37 million people are living with HIV. A cure has proved elusive due to viral latency – a period when the virus remains […]

US:  Art AIDS America Chicago – Dec 1st 2016 To April 2nd 2017

US: Art AIDS America Chicago – Dec 1st 2016 To April 2nd 2017

Art AIDS America Chicago, an art exhibition underscoring the presence of HIV in American art, will take place from December 1, 2016 to April 2, 2017, at theAlphawood Gallery | 2401 North Halsted Street | Chicago, Illinois 60614 | Admission is Free, but Timed Tickets are Required This groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable […]

PrEP Finally Approved By European Commission For All 28 States

PrEP Finally Approved By European Commission For All 28 States

The European Commission announced the approval of Truvada as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV) in all 28 EU member states, last week (Monday 22nd). Experts believe that it will be available on the pharmaceutical market within the next 6 months. Already now PrEP plays an important role, along with other measures, in HIV prevention.

Australia: The end of AIDS?

Australia: The end of AIDS?

Australia’s top HIV/AIDS epidemiologists, scientists and community sector representatives have marked extraordinary progress against AIDS and declared that it is now possible to virtually eliminate HIV infections in Australia with appropriate investment in research, community-led health promotion and access to new HIV prevention technologies, such as PrEP.