NADI, April 28, 2023—This week Pacific Heads of Health were encouraged to jointly address the region’s growing HIV vulnerability through investments in proven prevention, testing, treatment and care approaches. Health Ministry senior advisers learned of rising AIDS-related deaths across the region, along with increasing new infections in Fiji and Papua New Guinea which put the entire Pacific at risk. The challenge calls for bold and coordinated action to scale up prevention for… Read More
Jokapeci Cati is the Program Manager and founder of the Fiji Network for Positive People (FJN+). This is her self-told story of how she became the first person living openly with HIV in Fiji.
BANGKOK, April 4, 2023—Countries in the Asia Pacific region are receiving support to better respond to their AIDS epidemics, particularly the high HIV rates among key populations such as men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers and transgender women. UNAIDS is hosting 13 country teams in Bangkok from April 3 to 5 to facilitate the development of strong and strategic 2023 – 2025 funding requests to the… Read More
The global HIV response is in danger. Progress in prevention is faltering around the world. Action to tackle the inequalities driving AIDS is urgently required to prevent millions of new HIV infections this decade and to end the AIDS pandemic. Bangkok, 28 July 2022—New data from UNAIDS on the global HIV response reveals progress has faltered, resources have shrunk, and millions of lives are at risk as a result. The new report,… Read More
UNAIDS is concerned that media reports which make reference to HIV research in the Philippines are being interpreted as saying that there is a new and untreatable strain of the virus in the country. There is no new strain of HIV which has been found in the Philippines. The variants of the virus found in the Philippines have not changed and are similar to the strains of the virus found in many… Read More
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.
George started using drugs more than 10 years ago. At the time he lived in Jakarta, Indonesia, and worked as a driver for an international company. About one third of people who inject drugs globally live in the Asia and the Pacific region. As George’s dependence on drugs became severe, he lost his job and could no longer provide for his wife and young children. “All I could think about was where… Read More
The Minister of Health of Nepal, Gagan Kumar Thapa stands ready to lead an HIV response that has the scope, scale, intensity, quality, speed and innovation to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat in Nepal by 2030. He made this commitment during a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for AIDS in Asia and in the Pacific, J.V.R. Prasada Rao, and the Director of the UNAIDS Regional… Read More