Thailand reaffirms its commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030

Thailand remains committed to working with other partners to end the AIDS epidemic in the region. Speaking to UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on 27 October in Bangkok, Thailand, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha emphasized that Thailand will maintain its efforts in the HIV response and will share its experience with neighbouring countries and the world. He also stressed that Thailand’s commitment to the three zeroes—zero new HIV-infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths—is absolutely unwavering. Read More

Harnessing the power of technology for social transformationCivil society groups, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and UNAIDS launch mobile application.

Civil society, public and private organizations and UNAIDS are leveraging advances in mobile technology to empower communities. This innovative partnership grew out of working together to tailor the mobile application –  iMonitor+  – to the needs of community organizations. The app for smart telephones and other digital media aims to enable groups to monitor access to HIV prevention and treatment and provide feedback on the quality of those services. Read More

Viet Nam gets more value for money through integration of HIV services

A “one-stop-shop” health centre in Hanoi is providing integrated HIV and other healthcare services that are achieving progress and maximizing investments in the AIDS response in Viet Nam. Hanoi’s South Tu Liem district health centre is a model that the Viet Nam Authority for HIV/AIDS Control plans to replicate in high-burden areas of the country. Read More

Viet Nam is the first country in Asia to commit to new HIV treatment targets

The Government of Viet Nam announced on 25 October its commitment to new targets intended to rapidly expand HIV treatment, thus becoming the first country in Asia to adopt the 90–90–90 targets. Read More

Myanmar confirms increasing domestic HIV funding by US$ 5 millionMyanmar’s Minister for Health, Than Aung, confirmed during a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, J.V.R. Prasada Rao, that domestic funding for HIV treatment will be increased by US$ 5 million. Mr Rao completed a five-day visit to Myanmar on 17 October, in which he focused on supporting the country’s efforts to rapidly and effectively scale up its AIDS programme. Read More

Cambodia shows commitment to advancing social protection to people living with HIV

A national consultation was held on Advancing HIV-Sensitive Social Protection on 2 October in Phnom Penh. The meeting was organized by UNDP and UNAIDS in partnership with the Cambodian People Living with HIV network (CPN+).  Seventy representatives from the Cambodian government, civil society, community groups – including entertainment workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who inject drugs – participated in the consultation. Read More

Report calls for legal reforms to drive forward HIV response in MyanmarA national HIV legal review report,  launched in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on 23 September, called for immediate and long-term legal reform and capacity building to ensure access to health and HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key affected populations. Read More

Republic of Korea leaders visit India to learn about the HIV epidemic and response

A high-level delegation of parliamentary and private sector leaders from the Republic of Korea visited India from 10 to 15 September to learn about the impact that HIV has on communities and how the country is responding to the AIDS epidemic. Read More