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UN / WORLD AIDS DAY

On World AIDS Day -marked annually on 1 December- the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS says the international community can end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 by working together. In a press conference, the UNAIDS Director of the New York office stressed “when we say ending AIDS, we are saying that it will not just disappear [...]

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HIV INFECTIONS

After new figures showed an increase in new HIV infections, Somalia marked World AIDS Day by bringing together people of all walks of life for voluntary testing. UNSOM  

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNAIDS VICTORIA BECKHAM WRAP

The new UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, Victoria Beckham, said “Babies should not be born with HIV.” Beckham, who recently traveled to South Africa, said ”everybody deserves the right to health. It shouldn't be dependent on where you live or where you were born.” UNIFEED – UNTV

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / HIV DISPLACED

In South Sudan, thousands of people living with HIV have been displaced by the ongoing conflict and struggle to continue their HIV treatment. UNAIDS

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

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 »

WHO / HIV RISK REPORT

Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns the World Health Organization. WHO

11 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 »

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 »

 

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