UNAIDS welcomes large-scale HIV prevention trial results showing a 30% decline in the rate of new HIV infections

P R E S S S T A T E M E N T UNAIDS welcomes large-scale HIV prevention trial results showing a 30% decline in the rate of new HIV infections SEATTLE/GENEVA, 6 March 2019—UNAIDS welcomes the results from the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial. The results showed a 30% decline in new HIV infections

IAS statement on “London Patient” in HIV remission after transplant

5 March, 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) today welcomed an announcement that an HIV-positive man has remained in HIV remission off antiretroviral therapy (ART), 19 months after receiving a bone marrow transplant from a CCR5 negative donor for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. University College London (UCL) researchers made the announcement at the annual

‘Stop defaulting on ARVs’: Patients urged

BY SHARON SIBINDI MPILO Central Hospital clinical director, Solwayo Ngwenya has urged people living with HIV and Aids not to stop taking Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) saying treatment interruptions will have serious negative impact on their health. The remarks come amid complaints by People Living with HIV and Aids (PLWHA) that modern day prophets, in the

UNAIDS welcomes Shannon Hader as new Deputy Executive Director of Programme

UNAIDS GENEVA, 12 February 2019—United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Shannon Hader as the new Deputy Executive Director of Programme of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Shannon is an exceptional leader in AIDS and TB—with extensive experience in improving systems for health,” said UNAIDS

Ask KFF: Tina Hoff Answers 3 Questions on Challenges, Efforts to End HIV With Greater Than AIDS

President Trump announced a commitment last week in his second State of the Union speech to end HIV in the United States by 2030. While details are still forthcoming, materials distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services say the multi-year program will focus on 48 counties, Washington, DC, and San Juan, Puerto Rico

NAC appeals for foreign currency

Paidamoyo Chipunza and Kudzai Chinyandura The National Aids Council (NAC) has appealed to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to prioritise and increase foreign currency allocation for procurement of medicines amid revelations that it owes its foreign suppliers about $6,4 million for medicines. In its 2017 audited financial statement, NAC’s vice board chairperson Mrs Virginia