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Africa: New UN Study Calls for Boosted AIDS Treatment Efforts Amid Threat of Viral Resurgence

GENEVA, 29 June 2015 (allAfrica) - The world risks a deadly AIDS rebound unless the countries most affected by the virus expand access to antiretroviral treatments and boost their focus on stopping new infections, a new United Nations report has warned.

World must drastically accelerate AIDS efforts or face more HIV infections and deaths than five years ago

LONDON, 25 June 2015 (UNAIDS) - Countries most affected by HIV must focus on stopping new HIV infections and expanding access to antiretroviral treatment or risk the epidemic rebounding, urges a major new report from the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission.

Ethiopia: Mothers of Wisdom - Local Women Ensure Their Babies Are Born HIV Free

ADDIS ABABA, 23 June 2015 (allAfrica) - Treatment at the Modjo health clinic in central Ethiopia has benefited seven-month-old Aster, who is HIV free.

SAfAIDS Statement on the Day of the African Child

SAfAIDS joins Member States of the African Union in commemorating the Day of the African Child, which falls on 16th June every year. This year’s theme is 25 Years after the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa”.

Open letter to the African Union on the resurgence of xenophobic violence in South Africa

We, the undersigned organisations, write to you as concerned organisations and citizens of the African continent to raise concern about the xenophobic attacks in the Republic of South Africa which have recently taken place against migrants and refugees predominantly from other African countries. We approach you as the body responsible for promoting unity and solidarity among African states. We also call on you as the body responsible for the promotion of peace, security and stability in Africa.

Zimbabwe’s accelerated response to HIV

HARARE, 09 June 2015 (UNAIDS) - A delegation of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) conducted a field visit to Zimbabwe from 2 to 4 June to get a first-hand look at how the country is fast-tracking its national AIDS response to end the epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

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