Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children were reduced by 40% since the peak in 1997. However, new analysis from UNAIDS shows that new HIV infections among adults have stalled, failing to decline for at least five years.
This month, the UN adopted a political declaration based around the theme of "Fast-Track, End AIDS." So why does Derek J. Demeri say it is a joke to those who represent communities impacted by HIV, including sex workers?
A growing list of countries have passed repressive legislation in response to LGBT communities standing up to demand their rights, deterring HIV testing and outreach and setting back the fight to end HIV/AIDS, writes Lucille Scott.
"The world will not achieve the bold treatment and prevention targets committed to in the political declaration unless sufficient attention and resources are devoted to issues that were blatantly neglected in the document," Jamila Headley writes.
MSMGF Expresses Outrage Over Unacceptably Weak Political Declaration Adopted Today at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS
The political declaration adopted today at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS "inexcusably fails to meaningfully address the HIV epidemic among key populations, including gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, sex...
UNAIDS and PEPFAR Announce Dramatic Reductions in New HIV Infections Among Children in the 21 Countries Most Affected by HIV in Africa
Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009.
We Told You So -- New UNAIDS Report Shows Missing Focus on Rights and Evidence-Based Responses Hurting Prevention
Despite there being more people on antiretroviral treatment than ever, "the news is not all good," AVAC writes. "The report also reveals that declines in rates of HIV acquisition have 'slowed alarmingly' with the overall rates of new infections large...
Above All, Do No Harm: Searching for HIV Harm Reduction Strategies at the UN Special Session on Drugs
Politicians and drug treatment services seem stuck between the war on drugs and an embrace of harm reduction, notes Gibson. Will the recent UN gathering on drug policy shake them into the action we need to combat HIV?
"New projections about what is needed to end the AIDS epidemic make completely unrealistic and unreasonable expectations about what low- and middle-income countries can and will pay -- suggesting a dangerous donor strategy in the face of high stakes,...
This June, the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS will issue a "political declaration" on the global HIV response. This declaration will, in turn, have significant influence for years to come in the setting of global HIV policy priorities,...