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MOLDOVA / PRISONERS HIV

The prevalence of HIV in prison populations has been estimated to be up to 10 times higher than in the general population according to a new UNAIDS report. Prisons in Moldova have implemented an innovative programme and are helping prisoners to get a new lease on life. UNAIDS

21 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UNAIDS GAP REPORT

A new report released by the United Nations today said the spread of the HIV/AIDS could be halted by 2030 if prevention and treatment measures are stepped up. The "Gap Report" also said more than half of HIV positive people in the world – some 19 million do not know their HIV status.  UNAIDS

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

ITALY / HIV BOOK LAUNCH

The UN has released a book "The Bravest Boy I Know" on HIV for children, a tale of two friends dealing with HIV in a positive way. UNAIDS

8 May 2014 | Read More »

UNAIDS / DAVID LUIZ

In the lead-up to the football World Cup in Brazil starting in June, UNAIDS has engaged Brazilian football champion and vice-captain of the national Brazilian football team David Luiz, appointing him as UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador. UNAIDS

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

A UN humanitarian delegation warns of worsening conditions for internally displaced people in Central African Republic. There is also growing concern over the safety of women and girls as there are an alarming number of reports of sexual attacks in IDP sites. UNAIDS

21 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / HIV AND SPORT

A global sport for development summit at UN headquarters honoured over 40 professional athletes for their commitment to philanthropic work. (intvs. with Seattle Seahawks Sidney Rice and former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse.) Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela also announced plans for a UNAIDS "Protect the Goal" campaign to be launched at the 2014 FIFA World [...]

30 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / ANNIE LENNOX MANDELA

UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Annie Lennox was in South Africa to highlight the progress and challenges in the AIDS response. During her visit, she paid tribute to Nelson Mandela. UNAIDS

12 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / MANDELA AIDS CONFERENCE

The 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa and is due to close tomorrow, 11 December. The largest AIDS conference in Africa took place as the country mourned and celebrated Nelson Mandela, a passionate AIDS advocate.  UNAIDS

10 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / MANDELA WRAP

The GA observed a moment of silence to mark the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, the flag was lowered to half mast at UN duty stations around the world. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that we should remember Mandela today, but carry his spirit with us everyday by "speaking out against prejudice [...]

6 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / WORLD AIDS DAY ADVANCER

Ahead of the World AIDS Day (1 Dec) WHO releases their first publication to target specific needs of adolescents both living with HIV and of those in risk of infection.  UNAIDS estimates that more than 2 million adolescents are living with HIV, and many do not receive the care and support that they need to stay in good [...]

29 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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