Life insurance for people with AIDS and HIV may soon become a reality. The insurance regulator has issued draft guidelines seeking views and comments from insurers on issuing life cover policies to persons with HIV/AIDS. >>>
Asia’s Regional Meeting on Community-based HIV Testing summit has heard that there is not enough information being gathered about testing levels among men who have sex with men and transgender women across Asia despite being in at risk groups.
A meeting convened by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), comes as part of efforts to address widespread existence of punitive laws, policies and practice across the region, that dissuade and obstruct access to HIV services by people living with HIV and from key populations at highest risk of infection. >>>
The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday assured HIV patients that the supply of free anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment is not about to end as the Global Fund to Fight HIV has agreed to continue supporting the Philippines’ anti-AIDS programs.
The deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) become the first senior official in Taiwan to publicly voice support for same-sex marriage when he laid out his position on his Facebook page Monday.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation in the United States and its sister organization in the United Kingdom have funding opportunities available for NGOS working in the area of HIV and AIDS: women and children; positive lives; livelihoods; vulnerable groups; and innovation. Funding is offered only for organizations based in Africa, Asia and Europe. >>>
While there is no doubt that HIV has become a contentious issue across the world, a recent report by the AIDS Epidemiology Group at the University of Otago has sent a sigh of relief in the society by claiming that there is a dip in the new HIV diagnosis. Such a drop was not witnessed in the early 2000s, but this time it has sent warm signals in the society that efforts made to address the issue are finally giving out results.
This year's World Aids Day comes at what many scientists and campaigners agree is a decisive moment in the 30-year history of the epidemic. But just as the science is bringing much-needed new results, funding is tailing off for the first time. >>>
In a bid to prevent HIV/Aids among homosexual men, the Thai Red Cross Society Aids research centre, the Disease Control Department, and other groups have joined forces to launch Asean’s first online “edutainment” health campaign for homosexual men at www.adamslove.org. >>>
The Thai Health Ministry has launched an AIDS campaign with the impossible targets of zero new infections. Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said yesterday. The Ministry also aims for zero new AIDS related deaths and zero discrimination against HIV sufferers. The three targets are in line with the guidelines set by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids. >>>