In a gathering, more research on results of faith-based HIV treatment programs was highlighted as a priority, as well as strategic communication about the good work done by these organizations, and more intensive networking and sharing of good practice models. >>>
UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently joined UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Dr Luiz Loures and the Indian Secretary of the Department of AIDS Control Dr VK Subburaj on a mission in Mumbai to highlight the impact of gender-based violence and the need to continue scaling up efforts to stop new HIV infections among children.
Tolerant, compassionate and peace-loving people around the world lent their hearts and voices to raise awareness and celebrate Zero Discrimination Day for the first time on 1 March 2014. The day was an unprecedented opportunity for people in every corner of the world to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love.
In Latin America, transgender people face stigma and discrimination based on their gender identity every day. Such situations limit their access to the education system, job opportunities and health services which, in turn, increase their vulnerability to HIV. >>>
Since the policy of anonymous testing was ended in Beijing, the number of people taking an HIV test in the capital has fallen dramatically, making detection and service delivery increasingly difficult. >>>
Michel Sidibe, head of the U.N. AIDS agency, speaks during the opening session of a conference on HIV pathogenesis,
treatment and prevention, at Rome's Auditorium, Sunday, July 17, 2011. Some 5,000 scientists, researchers and health experts are gathering in Rome for a four-day conference on HIV/AIDS, just days after the announcement of a scientific discovery hailed as a breakthrough. >>>
(The Sydney Morning Herald - The divides of religion and culture must be bridged to find a common language to help stop the worldwide spread of HIV. During the past year, I have been involved in conferences around the world to deal with the spread of HIV. While people had that as a common goal, there was another problem - finding a common ground for dialogue. >>>
Three decades after the disease came to light, 90 percent of Asian countries still have laws discriminating against people with HIV/AIDS and those at risk of catching the virus, a high-level panel says >>>
UNAIDS has announced the appointment of Dr. George Ayala as one of two delegates representing North America on the NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB). Currently serving as the Executive Officer of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), Dr. Ayala will bring 20 years of experience working on issues of HIV, sexual health among men who have sex with men (MSM) and ethnic minorities to the UNAIDS PCB. >>>
Global award celebrates community leadership and action on AIDS; among the recipients are two LGBTI groups: The Initiative of Equal Rights in Nigeria; and Colectivo SerGay de Aguascalientes, A.C. in Mexico. >>>
In some countries, criminal law is being applied to those who transmit or expose others to HIV infection. There are no data indicating that the broad application of criminal law to HIV transmission will achieve either criminal justice or prevent HIV transmission. Rather, such application risks undermining public health and human
rights. Because of these concerns, UNAIDS urges governments to limit criminalization to cases of intentional transmission i.e. where a person knows his or her HIV positive status, acts with the intention to transmit HIV, and does in fact transmit it. >>>