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Africa: MSF Warns Successful Global HIV Response Will Require Bigger Emphasis On Adherence

PRETORIA, 22 July 2015 (allAfrica) -Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today that not enough is being done to ensure people on antiretroviral treatment (ART) reach and maintain 'undetectable' levels of virus in their blood. Reversing the epidemic and achieving the UNAIDS 90/90/90 goals [1] will require much broader use of strategies to help people stay on track with their treatment, including adherence counselling, alongside routine viral load testing to make sure people's treatment is working.

Liberia: 15 Million People On HIV Treatment

MONROVIA, 20 July 2015 (allAfrica) - The Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced that the goal of putting 15 million people in the world on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met.

Nigeria: NGO Worries Over Inadequate Services for HIV/AIDS Affected Youths

ABUJA, 07 July 2015 (allAfrica) - The National Population Council at the weekend raised concern over insufficient services in the HIV/AIDS national response programme meant to cater for the needs of the increasing positive HIV/AIDS youths.

Zimbabwe: Over 100,000 Teenagers and Young Adults HIV Positive, Poverty Blamed

HARARE, 06 July 2015 (allAfrica) - At least 80,000 girls between the ages of 15 and 24 are currently living with HIV while 36,000 males of the same age are also living with the virus, a senior official with National AIDS Council (NAC) has said.

International Conference on AIDS and STI’s in Africa (ICASA 2015)

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), the custodian of the International Conference on AIDS and STI’s In Africa (ICASA) with great pleasure, announces to all esteemed stakeholders and cherished delegates that Zimbabwe has been chosen to host ICASA 2015. The SAA Board officially announced the host country at a press conference in Harare on the 25th of June 2015. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Pagwesese David Parirenyatwa representing the Government of Zimbabwe and Dr. Ihab Ahmed, SAA President.

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.

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