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

Abbas Gullet | Posted 04.21.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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 04.07.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | Gay 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...

Charlize Theron: Let's Fight For An 'AIDS-Free Generation'

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact

JOHANNESBURG — Actress Charlize Theron has pledged her support in the campaign against AIDS during a meeting with South African President Jacob ...

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.

Access to HIV Treatment -- Raising the Bar

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

The path to zero -- zero new infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths -- is clearer today than ever before. Universal access to antiretroviral therapy can help pave the way.

How Africa Turned AIDS Around

Michel Sidibé | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

Today fewer people are becoming newly infected with HIV, millions are receiving HIV treatment, fewer babies are becoming infected with HIV, and Africa is investing more than ever in the AIDS response -- and in the continent's future.

The Role Of Faith In Family Planning

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

"My primary concern is to save lives. God has give us knowledge and technology to improve our lives through science. Are we going to throw condoms out? We are resistant to science in questions of sexuality, but when you you have a heart attack you go to the operation room -- you are willing to accept science then."

HIV and TB: Untangling a Deadly Knot

Michel Sidibé | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

It is time to commit the resources and energies needed to go the distance. It will take all of us -- governments, donors, civil society, affected communities, and businesses -- to achieve this goal. We must act now to stop people living with HIV from dying of TB.

Renewing a Global Commitment: Zero Tolerance to Gender-Based Violence

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

As the heads of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we are firmly committed to advancing gender equality and responding to the unique health needs of women and girls.

In Brazil, Taking HIV Prevention to the Streets, and to Cyberspace

David J. Olson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

Brazil is considered a model in HIV prevention and, according to UNAIDS, HIV prevalence in Brazil dropped from 0.4 percent of the population 15-49 in 2001 to 0.33 percent in 2011 and is now stable.

A Generation Free of AIDS?

ZP Heller | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
ZP Heller

In particular, HIV/AIDS continues to have a disproportionate impact on women and children. HIV/AIDS is said to be the chief cause of death for women of reproductive age worldwide.

World AIDS Day 2012: A Roadmap for Ending HIV/AIDS

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This World AIDS Day is a celebration of the achievements that have been made and the acceleration of progress in recent years, providing proof that ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only feasible but achievable.

World AIDS Day Facts, Ways To Help

Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact

World AIDS Day, held each year to commemorate the millions of lives affected by the AIDS epidemic, has a new mission: “Getting to Zero” by 2015. ...

From Despair to Hope

Michel Sidibé | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

Last week UNAIDS released two reports -- its annual World AIDS Day report "Results" and the bi-annual "Global Report on the AIDS Epidemic." Both reports have one message: The pace of progress is unprecedented.

Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Can Be Eliminated

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

By combining funds, experience and infrastructure we can tackle and defeat some of the most deadly diseases in some of the most impoverished regions. We encourage others to join us, so we may all come together to save lives and promote healthy communities around the world.

The Beginning of the End? Why the World Is Off-Track on AIDS But 2013 Gives Us Hope

Erin Hohlfelder | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Erin Hohlfelder

Without scaled-up financing, more targeted programming and expanded political will, the beginning of the end of AIDS will remain a distant ambition. But with concerted action, the world can chart a course towards ending this pandemic.

Good News -- For a Change: Infographics That Inspire

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

In today's world, bad news about poverty, disease and disaster abounds. Good News -- For a Change highlights major strides in the fight against global poverty that are making a real difference in people's lives.

Here I Am: New Tools to Begin the End of AIDS

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Ending AIDS is a question of choice, capacity and resources.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: HIV-Positive Deportations

Marten Weber | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

You think that's fiction? Think again. This happens every day on this planet. According to UNAIDS, there are still 49 countries (50 if you include Taiwan) that impose restrictions on the entry, stay, and residence of people living with HIV based on their HIV status.

Trends in HIV Financing: More, Better and (Eventually) Less

David J. Olson | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
David J. Olson

The "End of AIDS" is not yet here. But, for the first time, we can see it on the horizon.