Global Fund Donors Pledge US$12 Billion


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Global Fund Donors Pledge US$12 Billion

Donors at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment today pledged US$12.0 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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News for week ending 29, November, 2013


New aggressive HIV strain leads to faster AIDS development

A recently discovered HIV strain leads to significantly faster development of AIDS than currently prevalent forms, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden.

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Employment crucial for successful HIV/AIDS treatment

New ILO study finds that people with jobs are more likely to keep to HIV treatment.

People living with HIV who are employed are almost 40 per cent more likely to stick to HIV treatment than those without a job, says a new ILO study released ahead of World AIDS Day.

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Shared Responsibility – Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation

“The number of new HIV infections has declined by 42% in the Caribbean,” says Mr. John Dinkelman, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, “and the U.S. Government investment in the PEPFAR program has helped to support that decline.”

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Vitamin Combination With Supplement Slows HIV Progress

Common vitamins plus selenium slowed illness in HIV patients in the early stage of their disease, according to a study suggesting the supplements may provide an effective, low-cost approach for delaying AIDS.

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Number of adolescents with HIV jumps by one-third: UN

THE number of adolescents infected by the HIV virus has jumped by one third over the past decade, the UN's health agency has said, blaming gaps in care programs."More than 2 million adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 years are living with HIV," marking a 33 per cent rise since 2001, the World Health Organisation said.

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20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) Launch on World AIDS

Professor Sharon Lewin of Monash University and Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, will officially launch the countdown to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne on World AIDS Day, December 1st.

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Urgent need to address "resurgent" gay global epidemic, says English public health chief

There is an increasing and potentially catastrophic HIV and sexual health epidemic in gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) in every part of the world, Professor Kevin Fenton, the National Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England, told the BHIVA autumn conference last week.

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Addressing violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic

New programming tool

The programming tool provides evidence-summaries for 16 programming approaches for preventing and responding to violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic.

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