UNAIDS

UNAIDS warns that countries will miss the 2020 target of reducing HIV-associated TB deaths by 75% unless urgent action is taken

GENEVA, 24 March 2017—On World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living with HIV. TB is the most common cause of hospital admission and death among people living with HIV. In 2015, 1.1 million people died from an AIDS-related illness—around 400 000 of whom died from TB, including 40 000 children.

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Get on the Fast-Track: the life-cycle approach to HIV

UNAIDS announces 18.2 million people on antiretroviral therapy, but warns that 15–24 years of age is a highly dangerous time for young women

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Eastern European and Central Asian countries unite to expand access to HIV and TB treatment

Health ministers from eastern Europe and central Asia adopted on 3 November in Minsk, Belarus, a consensus statement on HIV and tuberculosis (TB) treatment for all, calling for expanded and rapidly scaled-up access to affordable, quality-assured medicines.

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BRICS countries underline the imperative of advancing cooperation and action on HIV and TB

GENEVA, 17 October 2016—At the close of the 2016 BRICS Summit in Goa, India, leaders of the BRICS countries (Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa) have underlined the imperative of advancing cooperation and action to respond to the epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis.

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Gender assessment tool for national HIV and TB responses

Stop TB Partnership and UNAIDS launch first gender assessment tool for national HIV and TB responses to support countries with applications to the Global Fund.

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2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS

A new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS has been adopted by Member States at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, held in New York, United States of America, from 8 to 10 June 2016.

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UNAIDS reports on the need to invest in community advocacy and services

Since the start of the AIDS epidemic civil society has been at the forefront of the response to HIV—demanding access to treatment and HIV services, calling for the respect of human rights and supporting community-led HIV services.

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TB and AIDS advocates call for joint action and prioritizing communities in the TB and HIV response at the United Nations in New York

7 April 2016 -- New York, USA – Over 100 civil society voices from the TB and HIV communities joined together at UN Headquarters in New York yesterday to call for stronger integration of TB and HIV programs if the world is to reach the UN goals to End TB and HIV by 2030.

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UNAIDS calls for stronger partnerships to end the epidemics of tuberculosis and HIV

GENEVA, 24 March 2016—On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, UNAIDS is calling for stronger partnerships and a united approach to end the twin epidemics of TB and HIV and save millions of lives. It has never been more urgent for governments, the medical and scientific communities, the private sector and people affected by the diseases to come together to ensure access to existing treatment regimens and to push for new diagnostic tools and treatments to reach all people in need.

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UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule

Tuberculosis remains a leading cause of death among people living with HIV, accounting for one in five AIDS-related deaths globally. However, between 2004 and 2014, TB deaths declined by 33% thanks to the rapid increase in antiretroviral treatment, which reduces the risk that a person living with HIV will develop TB by 65%.

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