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BEIJING, 21 September 2015 – Government representatives from 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region have agreed to accelerate efforts to eliminate the parent-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

BANGKOK, 23 September 2015— An innovative HIV prevention tool, which has shown to be effective at reducing the transmission of HIV in gay men and others at higher risk is to be introduced in parts of Asia. While, oral pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP is starting to transform HIV prevention in the United States, it has yet to be integrated into programmes in Asia. Representatives from national AIDS programmes, health service providers and… Read More

More than 1000 babies were born free of HIV last year alone due to effective interventions provided by the Chinese government, according to a new report released on 17 September. The findings from the Progress report on China National Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B Programme, compiled by the National Health and Family Planning Commission are one of several shared at the 10th Asia-Pacific United Nations Elimination of… Read More

“When I was 30 years-old, I was surprised to learn that I was pregnant,” said Prem Paika, who lives in Chiang Mai, a big city in the north of Thailand. “My partner, who I had been with for the past eight years thought he was infertile, so we did not use any birth control.”

Bangkok, 14 September 2015 – The Asia–Pacific region has made significant progress in efforts to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis, but thousands of mothers and children have yet to feel the benefits.

Nineteen renowned Malaysian and Indonesian contemporary artists are exhibiting their work in an exhibition called ARTAID 15, which is taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-31 August. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) and Segaris Art Center and aims to highlight the situation of women and children living with HIV in Malaysia. Led by two of Malaysia’s most acclaimed artists Ahmad Zakii Anwar and Jalaini Abu… Read More

The Director of UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific, Steve Kraus has started a three-day mission to Lao PDR which aims to strengthen the country’s efforts in accelerating its response to HIV. Last month Lao PDR was one of 58 countries and territories in Asia and the Pacific to endorse the Report of the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS, along with the Regional framework for action on… 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.