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UN Is 'Sounding Alarm' Because New HIV Infections Rising

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - Global efforts to prevent the spread of HIV infection must be stepped up after a long-term decline in the number of new ca...

Time for Tough Action to Stop Sexual Exploitation by UN Peacekeepers

Lieutenant-General (rtd) Daniel Opande | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Lieutenant-General (rtd) Daniel Opande

It is time to raise the scales of preventive and punitive measures for sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. An unequivocal message needs to be sent to every member state and troop contributing countries that only personnel who see the protection of human rights as their mission will continue to serve as UN peacekeepers.

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Homophobes and Transphobes Are Destroying America

Ace Robinson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

In the course of a day, nearly all LGBTQIA people in this country must be aware that their identity and even their sole existence may endanger their personal safety.

Is the New York Times Endorsing Legalization of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Our culture's current lack of understanding of women as full human beings must evolve into a conviction that indivisible rights include freedom from unfettered male sexual access, from female genital mutilation to child marriage; from reproductive health to sexual violence; from sexual harassment to prostitution. Achieving equality depends on it.

The World Needs a Healthier, Rights-based Approach Towards People Who Use Drugs

Michel Sidibé | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Michel Sidibé

The world is failing to protect the health and human rights of people who use drugs. As a result, people who use drugs, especially people who inject drugs, have been isolated and denied the means to protect themselves from HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.

Want a Healthy World? Let the HIV Response Lead the Way

Mitchell Warren | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

The world has gotten this far because of massive investments in the HIV response. To actually end the epidemic, though, it is imperative that we resist complacency, cutbacks in funding and a sense that, on any level, our work is done.

Almost 16 Million People On HIV Treatment: UN

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemi...

From Despair to Hope: Fulfilling a Promise to Mothers and Children in Mandera County

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Marginalization combined with internecine conflicts, pockets of extremism, poor human development and cross border terrorism have trapped so many of Mandera's people in poverty and misery.

The World Can End AIDS By 2030: UN

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact

By 2030, AIDS could be a thing of the past, a new UNAIDS report has concluded Since 2000, the number of new HIV cases has dropped by 35 percent -- fro...

HIV Prevention on the Line: Time to Mobilize -- Again

Mitchell Warren | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

In 2015, the International AIDS Society (IAS) will hold a conference in Vancouver, returning to the city for a large-scale meeting the first time since the 1996 AIDS Conference that heralded the beginning of the era of highly active antiretroviral treatment.

Committing to the End of AIDS

Joel Goldman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Joel Goldman

The Board of UNAIDS, the coordinating body for global HIV policy and programming, gathered in Geneva in December to rally support for a remarkable goal: The end of AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.

We Can't Wait Five Years to See if the AIDS Response Is on Track

Mitchell Warren | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

We just can't wait five years to see if the AIDS response is on track. We need ambitious, yet feasible, short-term targets and strategies to be just as well-defined, and just as rigorous, as the longer-term goals that UNAIDS has worked to advance.

Victoria Beckham Delivers Truly Honest, Passionate Speech At UN

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

It may have taken Victoria Beckham four decades, but the fashion designer and mother of four said she finally understands her responsibility on the gl...

2015, A Crucial Year

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

I was born in the early '90s, therefore I have little knowledge of what happened in the '80s about the massive spread of HIV/AIDS and the causes, preconceptions, concerns about the soaring death rates and news coverage about the disease.

AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction

David J. Olson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

In 2010, the United Nations announced that an AIDS-free generation was achievable if we focused on the most disadvantaged communities.

New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked

Mitchell Warren | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

If the rest of the world follows America's lead, PrEP could become an important global health success story. It is already being rolled out faster than earlier public health advances, from vaccines to tampons. To realize PrEP's potential, several specific things need to happen now.

Running Toward a Goal -- Margaret Kenyatta at the London Marathon

Abbas Gullet | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Abbas Gullet

Maternal health in Kenya needs vast improvement. Each day, 15 women and 290 children die as a result of pregnancy complications, giving birth, HIV and other curable and preventable childhood diseases.

Victoria Beckham To Serve As Ambassador For UNAIDS

Evening Standard, London | Julia Richardson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact

Victoria Beckham is planning to become an ambassador for an AIDS charity. The former Spice Girls singer will work with the United Nations as a goodwi...

An AIDS-Free Generation

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

Join us in realizing an AIDS-free generation -- a world where women are unburdened by HIV/AIDS and the threat of passing it on to their children. Together we can ensure that women like Unoma get the education and support they need.

Postcard From Vienna: Europe's Stance on International Drug Policy

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Europe is a major consumer of drugs, and thus a major driver of the drug market. It is also the home of some of the best examples of evidence-based, people-centered, public health-driven policies and was a leader in the early and large-scale implementation of harm reduction.

WATCH: Being Transgender On A Global Level

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On the eve of Zero Discrimination Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) have re...

Efforts to Prevent HIV Must Focus on Gender Equity

Ward Cates | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

Stereotypical notions of masculinity and femininity and harmful myths that lead to destructive behaviors affecting women's safety and health must be dispelled. We must encourage and mentor girls and women to be leaders in their communities.

Global Rate Of HIV Infection Declines

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The global rate of HIV infection and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced, thanks to expandi...

You Can Fight AIDS With Alicia Keys

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.14.2013 | Celebrity
Kristi York Wooten

One of the primary female voices in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Keys launched her own charity, Keep a Child Alive, along with activist Leigh Blake in 2003 to take action against the disease.