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China has a long way to go before it achieves 90-90-90 targets

SHANDONGA, 4 May 2016 (aidsmap) - study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that China has a long way to go before it achieves UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. Research conducted in Shandong Province showed that only 60% of people with HIV were diagnosed; 42% of diagnosed patients were on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 60% of ART-treated patients had viral suppression.

Uncovering health inequalities: A path towards leaving no one behind

GENEVA, 2 May 2016 (WHO) - Having a skilled health professional during childbirth can save the life of a woman and her child. But, in many parts of the world and within many countries, the presence of a health worker during childbirth is often a luxury. If a woman is poor, she is even more likely to deliver without support, putting herself and child at risk.

Global Fund Approves 28.6 Billion for HIV/Aids, TB Programmes

DAR ES SALAAM, 28 April 2016 (allAfrica)  - The Global Fund Programme has approved a grant of USD 13 million (about 28.6bn/-) to support government efforts for prevention, treatment and support of people suffering from HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) in 14 regions in mainland Tanzania.

Fight Against HIV Doomed to Fail Without Urgent Focus On West and Central Africa

BRUSSELS, 21 April 2016 (allAfrica) - Globally agreed goals to curb the HIV epidemic by 2020 will not be met unless the HIV response is drastically accelerated in West and Central Africa, where people living with HIV continue to suffer needlessly and die silently, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned in a new report released today.

Strict Laws Drive West African Women to Dangerous, Illegal Abortions

DAKAR, 20 April 2016 (allAfrica)   - From crowded cities to far-flung villages, women with unwanted pregnancies across West Africa are resorting to clandestine and unsafe abortions - driven by shame, stigma and restrictive laws.

More Inmates On Antiretroviral Therapy

PRETORIA, 19 April 2016 (allAfrica) -  The percentage of inmates on antiretroviral therapy (ART) stood at 97.95% as at the end of December 2015, says Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise.

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