Category Archives: UNAIDS

  1. Launch of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with the support of the UNAIDS Secretariat of the Joint United Nations Programme of HIV/AIDS, will launch a high level Global Commission on HIV and the Law on Thursday, June 24, 2010. Bringing together leadership from the United Nations, members from community advocacy groups, and Global Commission members, the launch aims Read More >>

    event, Geneva, HIV/AIDS policy, UNAIDS, UNDP
  2. Study in The Lancet: Antiretroviral Therapy Associated with 92% Decreased Risk of HIV Transmission among HIV-1 Discordant Couples in a Large Multinational Study

    via University of Washington International Clinical Research Center, by The Lancet “HIV-positive individuals who used antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduced the risk of transmitting HIV to their uninfected partners by 92 percent.” – The Lancet Journal During the study, 349 HIV-infected partners initiated ART at an average CD4 count of 198. Of the 103 HIV infections that occurred Read More >>

    Africa, HIV strain, HIV transmission, safer sex, UNAIDS
  3. Sidibe – “We cannot accept the tyranny of the majority.”

    AIDS Fight Targets Laws Against Homosexuality, UN’s Sidibe Says via BusinessWeek, by Bill Varner The battle against AIDS will include a push to overturn laws that criminalize homosexuality in 85 nations, said the head of the coalition of United Nations agencies formed to fight the disease. Michel Sidibe of Mali, the executive director of UNAIDS, said transmission Read More >>

    criminalization, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, LGBT rights, Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS
  4. Poor countries fail gay men

    via Science Alert On the eve of World AIDS Day (Tuesday, 1 December), a landmark paper documents the failure of low and middle income countries to protect men who have sex with men from contracting HIV/AIDS. The research, led by academics from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), was commissioned by UNAIDS and presents the largest Read More >>

    gay men, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, UNAIDS
  5. UNAIDS Head visits outreach programme for men who have sex with men in Mumbai

      Because sex between men doesn’t lead to procreation, it is not taken seriously in India. At Humsafar, we never ask who you are; we’re only interested in whether you’re playing safe or not. During his visit to The Humsafar Trust site in Mumbai, Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé shared with its founder, gay activist Mr Read More >>

    gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, India, MSM, UNAIDS
  6. UNAIDS Forum on HIV, Human Rights and Men Who Have Sex with Men

    As part of his official visit to Washington, D.C., UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé participated in the Forum on HIV, Human Rights and Men Who Have Sex with Men on 16 September 2009. The event was organized by UNAIDS in collaboration with the HIV Policy Working Group on Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Sexual Read More >>

    gay men, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, MSM, UNAIDS
  7. WHO and UNAIDS resource kit for writing Global Fund HIV proposals for round 9

    As applicants prepare their proposals for the next round of HIV funding, Round 9, UNAIDS and WHO have jointly developed an online resource kit to provide guidance in planning and writing strong Global Fund proposals. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) is a financial mechanism that provides grants in support of evidence-informed, Read More >>

    funding, UNAIDS, WHO
  8. UNAIDS: Decriminalisation is key to universal access to HIV treatment

    via The United Nations agency responsible for coordinating global efforts to combat HIV and AIDS has called for “enhanced action to promote and protect the human rights of men who have sex with men, transgender people, lesbians, gays and bisexuals.” Last Thursday the UN General Assembly heard a statement on the universal human rights of LGBT Read More >>

    criminalization, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, LGBT rights, MSM, UNAIDS, United Nations
  9. Global Challenges | Global Financial Crisis Could Harm HIV/AIDS Funding, Piot Says

    via the Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS report The current global financial crisis could harm HIV/AIDS funding and increase the factors that make people vulnerable to the disease, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot said on Tuesday during an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CQ HealthBeat reports. According to Piot, as rising food and energy costs Read More >>

    funding, HIV/AIDS policy, UNAIDS
  10. Piot Rails Against Homophobia at AIDS 2008

    The following is an excerptsfrom a speech given by UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot at a pre-conference event called “The Invisible Men: Gay Men and Other MSM [Men Who Have Sex With Men] in the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic.” The meeting was sponsored by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV. IRMA presented at this meeting. Click here Read More >>

    AIDS 2008, gay men, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, homophobia, homosexuality, IRMA, MSM, Peter Piot, UNAIDS