UNAIDS

ARV access for Children ‘key to eliminating HIV’

The United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will remain a mirage if children and young people are not given access to Anti-retro viral treatment, medics have said. According to UNICEF, of the 1.7 million children aged 0-14 living with HIV...

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:14am

Women and community ownership have made a difference, says health minister

Rwanda is one of the few countries, globally, that are on track to achieve the 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets. Visiting Indian media personality Shobha Shukla spoke with Health minister Dr Diane Gashumba on the margins of ICASA 2019 – the 20th International Conference on AIDS and sexually...

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 12:50am

ICASA 2019: Inside the Community Village

Since December 1, over 10,000 people have been gathering in Kigali for the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted infections (ICASA). Part of the conference is a platform called the ‘Community Village’ where people living with HIV as well as key populations—...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 3:14pm

First Lady implores young women to take the lead in fight against HIV

First Lady, Jeannette Kagame has encouraged young women to take the lead in the fight against HIV/AIDS among their peers. She was speaking at session entitled “Ending HIV epidemic among adolescent girls and young women in Africa: what will it take?”, at the ongoing international...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 2:18pm

The evolution of HIV treatment

In the early days of HIV/AIDS existence, there were no drugs to either prolong the life of the infected person or lessen their suffering. In simple terms, during that period, contracting HIV was akin to death sentence. Much later, Anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) were introduced but people living...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:14am

Mrs Kagame: Gender inequality still affecting the fight against HIV in Africa

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has emphasised the fact that despite the significant improvement in fighting against HIV/AIDS in the last 20 years, deeper analysis is still needed “to make more meaningful interventions.” She was addressing the Organisation of African First Ladies for...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 9:56am

President Kagame officially opens ICASA

President Paul Kagame on Monday evening officiated at the official opening of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), highlighting the need to shun stigma, pursue innovative approaches and invest the necessary financing resources. He was...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 2:29am

AIDS death sentence commuted to life good enough progress

It is not often that news from the health sector is good. Mostly, it is gloomy stuff. It is, for instance, another outbreak of Ebola, and the near-certainty that it will claim thousands of more lives before it is brought under control, a task made enormously difficult by the actions of armed...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:13am

HIV self-test services key to end the epidemic

Increasing the ability for people to test themselves for HIV could bolster efforts to universal access to treatment, according to Heather Watts Director of HIV Prevention, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. Under its fast-track target known as 90-90-90, by 2020 UNAIDS aims to have 90 percent...

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:16pm

South Sudan, UN vow to strengthen fight against HIV

The South Sudanese government and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDs) on Tuesday agreed to work together to combat HIV among young people. The ministry of health and UNAIDs have also signed a memorandum of understanding that seeks to enhance sexual and reproductive education among the...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:42am

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