New law bans discrimination against people living with and affected by HIV in India

NEW DELHI, 11 April 2017—UNAIDS welcomes a new law passed by the Indian Parliament providing strong legal protection against HIV-related discrimination.

Read More

The theme of this year’s World Health Day is depression. Jerson See found out his HIV-positive status when he was only 18. The news shattered his life. After a difficult few years, the 28-year old from Cebu in the Philippines is the Executive Director of  Cebu Plus, a dynamic non-profit health organization for people living with HIV. He tells UNAIDS about his struggle with depression in the early days of his diagnosis.

 (The views and opinions expressed in interviews or commentaries are those of the interviewees and contributors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of UNAIDS)

Read More

April 7th is World Health Day and this year the theme is depression. People living with HIV tell UNAIDS that depression is often a challenge they face, when first diagnosed with HIV.

Ayu Oktariani, is a 30 year-old mother living with HIV from Indonesia. She tells us her story of how she overcame depression after learning about her status.

(The views and opinions expressed in interviews or commentaries are those of the interviewees and contributors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of UNAIDS)

Read More

Health workshop educates youth in India

Ayushi Tripathi is a student at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, a city in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

She explains that she comes from a family where talking about sex is taboo. “We never talk about it at home. Even seeing an advertisement about condoms is uncomfortable for my parents,” she said. But nonetheless, she was intent on attending a youth health workshop.

This week, she joined 27 other students for a three-day workshop to raise young people’s awareness of their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The training was led by the Dove Foundation, a youth-led organization based in Varanasi and supported by UNAIDS. The advocacy materials used were developed by the PACT, a global coalition of 25 youth networks working on HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Read More

UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador and Singer Chalatit Tantiwut (Ben) supports campaign

BANGKOK, 2 March 2017— The Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, the Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (TNP+) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)  launched a campaign to promote Zero Discrimination in health-care settings. Popular Thai singer and UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador for Thailand, Chalatit Tantiwut (Ben) participated in the event, which took place at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute in Nonthaburi.

Read More

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.

Read More

 

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.

Read More

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