Missing targets to end HIV in children represents nothing less than a global failure.
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Not achieving the targets for children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa means that new infections will continue to increase and HIV related mortality will be a reality for decades to come.
Ending AIDS calls for renewed action.
The key actions needed to end AIDS are relatively clear. The question is whether every government, funder, and implementing organisations will apply them.
A lab worker extracts DNA from samples for further tests at the AIDS Vaccine Design and Development Laboratory Dec. 1, 2008 in New York City.
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Scientists developed vaccines for COVID-19 in a matter of months. Why after 37 years do we still not have one for HIV/AIDS? On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, it's an important question to ask.
Thousands gather in downtown Toronto in 2006 for a candlelight vigil to remember those who have died from AIDS.
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The HIV In My Day project preserves the early history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through the personal stories of long-term survivors and caregivers.
Clients of sex workers may be key to reducing HIV transmission in South Africa.
Narrow, unimaginative public health responses inhibit reducing HIV, exploitation and marginalisation within sex work.
Scene from It’s A Sin during a recreation of AIDS protests in the 1980s.
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New research highlights how the press excluded, shamed and invaded the privacy of those living with HIV.
Women who had a secondary or higher level of education were more likely to test for HIV than women who had no formal education.
Local and national governments in west and central African countries must prioritise investment in providing access to HIV testing for all pregnant women.
The mortality rate of AIDS-related deaths remains high among adolescent girls and young women.
The evidence shows that keeping girls in school not only reduces HIV risk, but also delays marriage and pregnancy, and improves mental health.
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The HIV/AIDS response played out over a much longer trajectory than COVID-19. But it is, in some respects, a shining example of what can be achieved when countries and people work together.
2020 is the international year of the nurse and midwife.
Nurses represent 50% of the global healthcare workforce. And they are often the sole healthcare providers in many low and middle-income countries.
Many hospitals permit nurses to initiate and manage patients on ART.
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The giant leap in the number of people accessing HIV treatment would not have been possible without task shifting from medical doctors to less-specialised cadres such as nurses and midwives.
As it toured schools, the play Talk to Me, about two friends and HIV, was able to create brave and safe spaces for conversation about a challenging subject.
Early diagnosis and treatment are key in the fight against HIV.
One of the main challenges remains that diagnostics and drugs for people suffering from advanced HIV aren't readily available. This group of people is vulnerable to deadly opportunistic infections.
Male involvement antenatal care helps with the uptake of services and retention in care of both the mother and her baby.
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Male involvement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is key for the uptake of services and retention in care. When men are involved, HIV exposed or infected children do better.
The COVID-19 new normal might be here for quite some time.
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As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it's not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it's usually here to stay.
Many factors influence how consistently women take their HIV medicine.
The use of antiretroviral therapy among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia has increased but adherence is a problem.
Polio patient in an iron lung to help them breathe.
Public trust is key to a successful immunisation programme.
A laboratory technician processes samples for testing COVID-19 at the Rwanda Biomedical Center in Kigali.
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Pooled testing, or group testing, has been used to diagnose relatively rare conditions, such as infection in blood donors. It could be used for universal early infant diagnosis and viral load testing.
Adolescents need to be part of prevention interventions.
Underlying social and structural causes of behaviour - such as poverty and gender disparities - are often ignored. But these are potential drivers of HIV infection among young people.
AIDS activists lie down in protest in front of parliament in 2001 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Staging this conference in all time zones with fair distribution of prime-time events was no small feat. But the exchange of ideas, experiences and solutions remained a strong priority.