There is much to celebrate on this World AIDS Day. Almost 16 million people are on life-changing HIV treatment worldwide and in 2014 new HIV infections had fallen by 35 percent since the peak in 2000.
The guidelines for the sexual health response in Pacific island countries was launched by UNAIDS and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in Suva, Fiji on 12 December. The President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, the Deputy Secretary General for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Cristelle Pratt and the UNAIDS Country Director for the Pacific, Tim Rwabuhemba participated in the launch.
Significant progress has been made in the Asia and the Pacific region towards reaching the targets of the 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, and the region can aspire to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This was one of the main conclusions of the two-day consultation held on 12 and 13 June in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for accelerating the scale-up of HIV prevention… Read More