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WHO announces new approaches to HIV prevention and treatment among children

In diary on 24. July 2010 at 05:22

20 JULY 2010 | GENEVA | VIENNA — Efforts worldwide on access to treatment for children with HIV have reached a new milestone, with 355 000 children receiving life-saving HIV treatment at the end of 2009, compared to 276 000 at the end of 2008; but many more lives could be saved if more infants started on medication earlier according to new recommendations from WHO.

Promoting healthier lives for infants and children

“It is encouraging that more children are getting access to HIV treatment, but we have opportunities to do more to promote healthy lives for infants and children,” says Dr Hiroki Nakatani, Assistant Director-General for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at WHO.

via WHO | WHO announces new approaches to HIV prevention and treatment among children.

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Raise Self Esteem (quick, easy and effective) #blog

In self esteem on 23. July 2010 at 21:26

XVIII International AIDS conference Conference

In Uncategorized on 21. July 2010 at 06:05

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.

Given the 2010 deadline for universal access set by world leaders, AIDS 2010 will coincide with a major push for expanded access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. With a global economic crisis threatening to undermine public investments, the conference will help keep HIV on the front burner, and is a chance to demonstrate the importance of continued HIV investments to broader health and development goals. AIDS 2010 is also an opportunity to highlight the critical connection between human rights and HIV; a dialogue begun in earnest in Mexico City in 2008.The selection of the AIDS 2010 host city is a reflection of the central role Vienna has played in bridging Eastern and Western Europe, and will allow for an examination of the epidemic’s impact in Eastern Europe.

via AIDS 2010 – Vienna 18-23 July 2010 – XVIII International AIDS conference Conference Overview.

Economic woes put HIV-AIDS advances at risk

In self esteem on 20. July 2010 at 05:14

The global economic downturn is affecting how much governments around the world are giving to fight the the spread and early treatment of HIV-AIDS and will be a key concern at the 18th International AIDS Conference this week in Vienna.

The conference  brings together the HIV-AIDS research and advocacy communities every two years to draw attention to the disease, which makes headlines less often than 10 or 20 years ago but today affects more than 33 million people worldwide.

Concerns about donor nations maintaining current funding levels – or more likely reducing their donations  –were voiced before the meeting began Sunday.

Doctors Without Borders told reporters Thursday that a reduction of funding will undo a lot of progress.  The organization released a report called “The Ten Consequences of AIDS Treatment Delayed, Deferred, or Denied.”

via Economic woes put HIV-AIDS advances at risk – Paging Dr. Gupta – CNN.com Blogs.