News headlines for “AIDS around the world”, page 5

  1. AIDS Funding Gap Threatens Treatment Targets

    Friday, June 10, 2011

    A staggering nine million people are still awaiting HIV treatment, yet the 22 billion dollars the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) says is needed to give them access to medicine and care has far from materialised.

  2. Thirty Years On, AIDS Epidemic a Women's Battle

    Thursday, June 09, 2011

    As world leaders gather in New York for a high-level conference on HIV/AIDS, United Nations agency heads, goodwill ambassadors and activists alike hope they will remember the virus's most vulnerable victims: women and girls.

  3. MALAWI: Fears of Sustainability of New ART Regime

    Thursday, June 09, 2011

    As government prepares to roll out the expensive new antiretroviral treatment regime recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) this month, there are fears about the programme’s sustainability after two recent proposals for funding were rejected by the Global Fund.

  4. HEALTH: A Phone Call Could Provide HIV/AIDS Treatment

    Wednesday, June 08, 2011

    Soon chatting to ones friends or family over a mobile phone could mean that an HIV positive person will receive sustainable antiretroviral treatment (ART) that could prolong their life. That is if civil society in Kenya has its way.

  5. Rich Nations Wage Assault on Generic AIDS Drugs

    Tuesday, June 07, 2011

    Moves by developed nations such as the United States to tighten intellectual property laws are threatening to limit production and distribution of generic drugs, which experts say have been and will remain key in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and currently account for 80 percent of HIV/AIDS treatment.

  6. HIV Infections Down, but Treatment Access Still Uneven

    Friday, June 03, 2011

    Officials underscored the importance of stepped-up action Friday to combat HIV/AIDS, the worst epidemic the world has seen since it began 30 years ago, ahead of a high-level meeting on the disease at the United Nations next week.

  7. HEALTH: Poor States Should Start Campaign to Extend Patent Rights

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    Pharmaceutical industries in emerging markets are shifting their focus away from poor to developed countries, which will affect access to cheap generic medicines. Poor states should tackle this development by capitalising on the international trade exemptions they still enjoy regarding medicines as 'intellectual property'.

  8. CHINA: HIV Patients Find Treatment but Face Discrimination

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    Despite notable successes in the battle against HIV and AIDS in China, discrimination against infected people remains rife here and critics continue to question the Chinese government over allocation of treatment funds.

  9. HEALTH: Money Needed for ART Funding

    Monday, May 23, 2011

    Fixed targets for universal access to AIDS treatment and funding to make it achievable are what HIV and AIDS organisations want from the upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session due to be held in New York next month.

  10. Parliamentarians Ask G8 to Focus on Women

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Ahead of this month’s G8 summit in France, parliamentarians from 35 countries have issued a strong call for leaders of the world’s major economies to focus on the role of women and girls in development.

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