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UNAIDS and the World Bank Group endorse action points to address extreme poverty and AIDS

GENEVA/WASHINGTON, 16 January 2014 (UNAIDS) — During a high-level meeting and discussions in Washington last week, UNAIDS and the World Bank Group endorsed four areas of action to accelerate efforts that address the interrelated challenges of AIDS, inequality and extreme poverty.

UNAIDS and the Global Fund express deep concern about the impact of a new law affecting the AIDS response and human rights of LGBT people in Nigeria

GENEVA, 15 January 2014 (UNAIDS) —UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria express deep concern that access to HIV services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people will be severely affected by a new law in Nigeria further criminalizing LGBT people, organizations and activities as well as people who support them.

NGO Petitions UN Over Same-Sex Act

LAGOS, 15 January 2014 (allAfrica) — AIDS-FREE World, the international nongovernmental organisation, appealed to the United Nations to intervene after Nigeria outlawed same-sex marriages.

Zimbabwe in HIV breakthrough

HARARE, 13 January 2014 (Herald) - The Harare Institute of Technology is partnering an Iranian research body to supply Zimbabwe with a potentially revolutionary herbal immune booster that could change HIV and AIDS therapy. The two institutions will start importing the herbal immune booster and life-prolonging drug from Iran by the end of the first quarter of this year before going into full-scale manufacturing at the beginning of next year.

African HIV Programming Failing to Respond to Acute Needs of Sexual Minorities

DAR ES SALAAM, 07 January 2014 (allAfrica) - The studies show that MSM in the region have specific HIV acquisition and transmission risks that differ from those of the general population.

Thin Line Between Poverty and Teen Pregnancy Should Be Addressed Now

DAR ES SALAAM, 07 January 2014 (allAfrica) - As one searcher for the 2013 One Africa Award winner, it is true that the region is celebrating the incredible and ingenious organisations that have been finalists in the past.

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