HIV, Health and Development

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  • Ending AIDS: it takes more than two and a half menEnding AIDS: it takes more than two and a half menDec 1, 2015The media has gone crazy over the disclosure of the HIV status of one of America's most controversial stars, Charlie Sheen. Much of the reporting has been sensationalist, focusing on his multiple marriages and struggles with substance abuse. The majority of it has been dominated by prejudice and moral finger-wagging. Social media went into overdrive, as #Charliesheen trended around the world. Responses have been mixed, with reactions ranging from admiration for his very public coming out to speculation about how he contracted the virus and the vilification of sex workers. It also sparked discussions around confidentiality, blackmail and the legal implications of not disclosing his HIV status to his ex-partners.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS DayHelen Clark: Statement on World AIDS DayDec 1, 2015

  • World AIDS Day: record drop in cost of HIV treatmentNov 30, 2015Through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-Global Fund partnership, the cost of the HIV medicines has dropped to an unprecedented US$100 per person per year in Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  • Breakthrough brings cost of HIV treatment to under $100 per patient per yearNov 27, 2015UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost of the most common treatment to an unprecedented US$100 per patient per year in Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Through these price reductions UNDP is saving US$ 25 million that are being used to put an additional 250,000 people on life-saving HIV treatment.

  • HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with MenHIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with MenNov 23, 2015

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