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  • Ghana to host 13th International Conference on Pathogenetic HIV Treatment
    18 december 2018 16:28:25
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - The 13th edition of the International Conference on Pathogenesis-Based HIV Treatment and Resource-Based Preventive Research (INTEREST) will be held 14-17 May 2019 in Accra, Ghana, according to the organizing committee.Full text...

  • HIV prevalence in Cameroon down since 2011
    11 december 2018 13:49:58
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The prevalence of HIV-AIDS in Cameroon went down from 4.3 percent to 3.4 percent since 2011, according to the latest Demographic and Health Survey. Full text...

  • 'Niger city recording 30 new HIV infections monthly in some groups'
    11 december 2018 11:39:59
    Maradi, Niger (PANA) - There are 30 new HIV infections per month in some groups particularly sex workers and homosexuals in Maradi, Niger's economic capital, says the regional coordinator of the intersectoral unit for the fight against HIV/AIDS in the region, Dr. Ali Soumana.Full text...

  • Burkina Faso HIV/AIDS expert lauds quality of treatment of patients
    02 december 2018 17:54:24
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Dr. Didier Bakouan, a member of the national committee to combat HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso, has lauded the quality of treatment of the disease in the country. Full text...

  • Mauritius initiates HIV testing through caravans
    01 december 2018 07:52:13
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health and Quality of Life Ministry has initiated HIV testing through caravans moving across the island to reach a maximum number of persons, PANA learnt from official sources in the Mauritian capital on Saturday.Full text...

  • AIDS at a ‘critical juncture’ - Guterres
    30 november 2018 20:18:33
    New York, US (PANA) - Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads. The direction we take may determine whether the epidemic will be stemmed by 2030, or if future generations will continue to bear its burden, according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Full text...

  • Spread of AIDS has levelled off in Niger, says health minister
    30 november 2018 18:00:25
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The spread of AIDS in Niger has levelled off at around 0.4% with around 43,000 people living with HIV / AIDS, Niger's Minister of Public Health Illiassou Mainassara said Thursday on the occasion of the international pandemic day. Full text...

  • 80 adolescents a day will still die of AIDS by 2030, despite slowdown in epidemic
    29 november 2018 19:28:45
    New York, US (PANA) - By 2030, around 80 adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day if “we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission”, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • UNAIDS stresses 'knowledge' to win combat against HIV worldwide
    23 november 2018 04:11:39
    New York,US (PANA) - Ahead of World AIDS Day, marked every year on 1 December, the United Nations issued a report on Thursday that highlights the critical importance of scaling up HIV testing worldwide. Full text...

  • Mauritius to host 17th HIV/AIDS Indian Ocean symposium next week
    17 november 2018 19:05:28
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will host the 17th HIV/AIDS Indian Ocean Symposium from 20-22 November to discuss HIV-related topics such as prevention, trivialization of infection, discrimination against people living with HIV and homosexuality.Full text...

  • Over a million Nigerians receiving anti-retroviral drugs
    08 november 2018 17:30:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) on Thursday said that about 1,090,233 people were receiving anti-retroviral drugs in the country during the first half of this year. Full text...

  • Nigeria has 2nd largest global HIV/AIDS burden
    05 november 2018 19:27:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria is the second country with the largest HIV/AIDS virus burden in the world, Head of Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) of the United Nations Children’s Fund in Nigeria, Dr. Ijaodola Olugbenga, has said. Full text...

  • 'No cure’ for HIV in Zimbabwe says UN, following claims from local preacher
    01 november 2018 05:16:59
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The United Nations in Zimbabwe is reaffirming that people living with HIV and AIDS need to continue with antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to manage their infections, after a local preacher reportedly claimed that he had received divine revelation of an herbal cure. Full text...

  • 'Stigma and discrimination still persists’ against people living with HIV – ILO
    27 july 2018 06:12:01
    Amsterdam, Netherlands (PANA) - Although progress in treating people living with HIV has enabled them to work, they continue to face career discrimination, says a new study launched on Thursday by the United Nations labour agency. Full text...

  • More ‘political commitment’ needed urgently for HIV prevention: UNAIDS chief
    25 july 2018 06:46:15
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands (PANA) - As HIV infections continue to rise, UNAIDS — the UN agency leading the global effort to end the public health threat posed by the virus — called on Tuesday for countries to boost prevention measures and continue facilitating access to treatment. Full text...

  • ‘Prevention crisis’ is hampering global HIV response, warns head of UNAIDS
    19 july 2018 07:03:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Complacency over HIV and AIDS has created a “prevention crisis” that risks destabilizing efforts to reach the key 2020 target of fewer than 500,000 new HIV infections per year, the head of the UN agency in charge of fighting the pandemic warned on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Prevention is key to ‘breaking the cycle of HIV transmission’, UN chief tells General Assembly
    13 june 2018 06:00:25
    New York, US (PANA) - This year’s United Nations annual debate over how best to battle HIV and AIDS heard on Tuesday that while progress has been made, it remains “uneven and fragile” with many hurdles still to come. Full text...

  • Jammeh sued over HIV/AIDS “Cure”
    31 may 2018 15:30:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Three survivors of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s fraudulent and destructive HIV and AIDS “treatment programme”, on Thursday filed a legal action in the tiny West African country’s High Court. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – ILO report
    24 may 2018 18:32:30
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces. Full text...

  • Ending double jeopardy for women with HIV in 8 African nations
    18 may 2018 13:34:50
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A new US$ 30 million partnership to help end cervical cancer, led by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute and UNAIDS will accelerate life-saving efforts in eight African countries. Full text...

  • UNAIDS urges scaling up of HIV vaccine research to stop new infections (A UNAIDS feature)
    18 may 2018 13:30:49
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - As the world celebrates "HIV Vaccine Awareness Day" on 18 May, UNAIDS has called for an increase in research and investment to find an effective vaccine to protect people against HIV and stop new HIV infections. Full text...

  • UNAIDS Chief puts spotlight on the HIV response in Lesotho, South Africa and Zambia (A UNAIDS feature story)
    12 may 2018 09:09:00
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, recently completed a five-day visit to three countries in southern Africa, with the mission highlighting high-level political discussions, the launch of the Lesotho HIV Health and Situation Room and frank and an open dialogue with women activists about how to address sexual harassment and abuse. Full text...

  • A historic opportunity to end AIDS in Africa (A UNAIDS feature)
    22 april 2018 15:38:57
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A decade of progress has inspired the once unthinkable - that the AIDS epidemic can be ended as a public health threat. A decade of transformation has set the stage, and the global community is united behind the goal of ending AIDS by 2030. Full text...

  • World Fund gives Mali 34 billion CFAF for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis treatment
    25 january 2018 15:45:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government and the World Fund for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis signed an agreement for 34 billion CFAF to strengthen the fight against HIV/AIDS in Mali, sources close to the Malian ministry of Health told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Experts take stock of progress, challenges in tackling HIV among children, young adults
    04 december 2017 10:14:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As thousands of international delegates converge in Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire for the bi-annual Conference on International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) from 4-9 December , the scene has been set, with some of the key issues that will be deliberated and discussed. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment to make epidemic ‘a thing of the past’
    02 december 2017 10:04:18
    New York, U.S. (PANA) - The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said on Friday, as the world marked the World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere. Full text...

  • WHO boss reminds world 'everyone counts' in war against HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2017 11:32:16
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General General of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO), on Friday reminded the world that everyone counts in the fight to eliminate the dreaded AIDS disease. Full text...

  • Sweden, 4 UN agencies to boost health of women in East, Southern Africa
    01 december 2017 11:13:19
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - As the World marks World AIDS Day on Friday, the Government of Sweden, together with the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO, has announced a progremme to boost the healh of women in East and Southern Africa. Full text...

  • US spends $4 billion on HIV/AIDS programme in Nigeria
    17 november 2017 21:03:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) said on Friday that it has spent over $4 billion on HIV/AIDS response programme in Nigeria since 2004.Full text...

  • IOM expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites
    09 november 2017 05:50:02
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan. Full text...

  • US: US government launches new strategy to guide global AIDS programmes
    19 september 2017 16:54:36
    New York, US (PANA) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to launch a new strategy to guide U.S. global AIDS programmes for the next three years on Tuesday, during his engagement at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Full text...

  • Zambia: HIV/AIDS testing now mandatory in Zambia
    16 august 2017 08:37:41
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – HIV/AIDS testing is now mandatory in public health institutions as the Zambian Government acts to prevent further loss of life from the pandemic which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since the mid-1980s, President Edgar Lungu has announced. Full text...

  • France: Sub-Saharan Africa has 'unacceptably high' AIDS-related deaths - MSF
    27 july 2017 09:47:32
    Paris, France (PANA) – An unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned. Full text...

  • France: End AIDS Coalition launched in Paris
    25 july 2017 13:20:20
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNAIDS has welcomed the launch of the End AIDS Coalition (EAC), a strong collaboration of leading AIDS experts, scientists, clinicians, policy-makers, faith leaders, business leaders and activists determined to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. Full text...

  • Swaziland: UNAIDS congratulates Swaziland on viral load suppression among adults living with HIV
    24 july 2017 16:07:37
    Mbabane, Swaziland (PANA) - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has congratulated the Kingdom of Swaziland on the findings of the Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS 2) announced by the Swazi Prime Minister, Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, on Monday. Full text...

  • Switzerland: 19.5 million people on life-saving treatment, AIDS-related deaths halved since 2005
    20 july 2017 13:09:07
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has released a new report showing that for the first time the scales have tipped as more than half of all people living with HIV (53%) now have access to HIV treatment. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Ghana pledges US$ 200 000 to UNAIDS
    03 july 2017 14:02:50
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Monday revealed that Ghana has pledged US$ 200,000 to support its work, indicating that the pledge was made at the close of the 40th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27 to 29 June, 2017. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UNAIDS PCB calls for equal representation of women and men
    28 june 2017 14:55:08
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) “To effectively end AIDS in an inclusive manner that leaves no one behind, we need both women and men to engage meaningfully in decision-making and implementation of the AIDS response at all levels,” says Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Ghanaian Minister of Health and Chair of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board currently meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Switzerland: 'Without an end to discrimination, there would be no end to the AIDS epidemic' - UNAIDS
    28 june 2017 14:37:15
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - "Without an end to discrimination there would be no end to the AIDS epidemic. Everybody must have access to essential health and education services without fear of being harassed, mistreated or rejected," the words of the First Lady of Panama, Lorena Castillo de Varela, at the opening session of the 40th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board in Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Germany to double annual financial contributions to UNAIDS
    27 june 2017 15:02:46
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The German Government will double its funding to UNAIDS in 2017-2018, to 5 million per year, Gerd Müller, the German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, assured on Tuesday at the 40th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, being held in Geneva, Switzerland.Full text...

  • Switzerland: 40th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board opens in Geneva
    27 june 2017 14:36:22
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A three-day meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, the 40th in the series, began on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland, according to the UNAIDS media channel.Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana says steadfast HIV/AIDS fight continues
    19 april 2017 09:57:01
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has reiterated the country firm support to the 90-90-90 HIV/AIDS initiative – knowledge status, treatment and virologist suppression. Full text...

  • UN: Ghana chairs UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board for 2017
    30 march 2017 15:13:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said Ghana is chairing its Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) for 2017. Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS urges zero discrimination in healthcare delivery
    01 march 2017 15:14:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Wednesday urged everyone to 'make some noise' for zero discrimination in healthcare settings. Full text...

  • Libya: WHO warns against spread of HIV/AIDS in Libya
    10 january 2017 13:40:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against a strong HIV/AIDS prevalence in Libya in view of the security chaos that caused the disintegration of its health system.Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS Board urges more investment, partnership to end HIV/AIDS epidemic
    12 december 2016 15:58:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Coordinating Board has stressed the need for sustained investment, strengthened commitment, partnerships and innovation to enable more countries to accelerate the delivery of services to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS urges human rights protection for people living with AIDS
    09 december 2016 15:48:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The world will never achieve the end of AIDS without bold actions to advance the human rights of the people left furthest behind, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF warns on sharp rise in new HIV infections among adolescents
    01 december 2016 17:10:57
    New York, US (PANA) - New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 a year by 2030 if progress stalls in reaching adolescents, a report released by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana president calls for collective efforts to fight HIV
    01 december 2016 11:45:36
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama has implored the nation to unite in fighting the HIV scourge saying a collective effort is needed coupled with individual responsibility. Full text...

  • UN: Ban stresses need to stop stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS
    30 november 2016 20:31:15
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed the need to stop stigma and abuse against those living with HIV/AIDS and to ensure that they receive the care, treatment and protection they are entitled to. Full text...

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