The Prince Mahidol Award Conference brought together international leaders in public health to discuss high-priority health issues in Bangkok, Thailand. The 10th annual gathering was held under the theme “Addressing the health of vulnerable populations for an inclusive societyand took place from 29 January to 3 February.

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BANGKOK, 24 January 2017—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the AIDS Data Hub, a regional data analysis team, have launched a mobile application called AIDSDataHub. The app features strategic information including UNAIDS Snapshots: HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific which is an interactive report with links to videos, colourful infographics and bite-size information on the HIV epidemic and response in countries, as well as on key populations at higher risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific.

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More than 500 researchers, health care workers and community groups from all over the world are participating in the 19th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine 2017 which is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 18-20 January. Read More


GENEVA, 18 January 2017—UNAIDS has presented Professor Peng Liyuan, the First Lady of China, with the UNAIDS Award for Outstanding Achievement in recognition of her remarkable contribution to the global response to HIV. The award was presented to Professor Peng by the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, at a special ceremony held in her honour organized by UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Growing up with HIV in the Philippines


The Philippines has the fast-growing HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific. Mae (not her real name) is a 13-year-old girl from Valenzuela City who was born with HIV. She is currently a student and recently started her first year of high-school. UNAIDS spoke to her about her experience.

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World AIDS Day event in India. Photo courtesy of Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

Veena has been living with HIV for more than 15 years and works as a community educator in Bangalore, India. But she still remembers the day she learned of her HIV-positive status. Read More


JAKARTA, 30 November 2016—The Queen of Indonesian Rap, Denada Tambunan and the prominent actress Atiqah Hasiholan are among an impressive list of well-known celebrities who are supporting the #SayaBerani (I am Brave) campaign, ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December. This is one of the first major campaigns to widely use the power of social media to promote HIV testing in Indonesia.

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BEIJING, 28 November 2016The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed the celebrated actor and humanitarian Huang Xiaoming as a UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador for China. The announcement was made at an event at the UNAIDS office in Beijing, China. Read More