15 06, 2019

UNAIDS delegation briefs Governor Sindh on causes of HIV outbreak in Larkana


Regional UNAIDS officials briefed Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail that unsafe injection practices and poor infection control had emerged as the leading cause of the recent HIV outbreak in Ratodero area of Larkana, saying UNAIDS was ready to extend all possible support to the Pakistani health authorities in managing the situation and to prevent such outbreaks [...]

15 06, 2019

UNAIDS to continue support the response to the HIV outbreak in Pakistan


UNAIDS Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Eamonn Murphy reiterated UNAIDS’ commitment to supporting provincial and federal authorities to respond to the HIV outbreak and strengthen the HIV response in the country. He expressed these views during a press briefing in Karachi during his official visit to Pakistan. The preliminary findings was presented during [...]

15 03, 2019

99% of IDUs lack access to health, social services with dignity – UNAIDS


New report by UNAIDS highlights the urgent need to implement a human rights and evidence-informed approach to reach people who inject drugs with essential health services A report released by UNAIDS shows that despite a decline in new HIV infections globally, HIV incidence is not declining among people who inject drugs (1.4% worldwide in 2017). [...]

15 06, 2018

Promotion of voluntary blood donation stressed


Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP), Islamabad to mark the World Blood Donor Day 2018 organised an impressive media briefing recently at a local hotel in Islamabad. The briefing highlighted the achievements of the SBTP in promoting voluntary blood donations and establishing an internationally recommended new blood transfusion system in Pakistan with the support of the [...]

15 09, 2016

Coordinated efforts needed to control HIV/AIDS in Sindh


Enhanced HIV/AIDS Control Program of Sindh organized a two-day 2nd Conference on AIDS in Sindh at a local hotel in Karachi. The aim of the Conference was to identify the right approach and step to accelerate the Fast Track Response to HIV/AIDS in Sindh Province whereas the theme of the Conference was ‘Accelerating HIV / [...]

16 07, 2016

Rate of new HIV infections increased over past decade


New research on HIV worldwide raises 'significant challenges' to ending the AIDS pandemic, despite progress in lowering AIDS mortality AIDS deaths are falling in most countries worldwide, but the rate of new infections increased in several countries over the past decade, threatening to undermine efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a new scientific [...]

15 07, 2015

Karachi home to 47% AIDS patients of country, needs Rehabilitation Scheme


Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib A. Siddiqui sought coordination among city administration and all concerned agencies for an efficient rehabilitation programme  for 47% of the country AIDS people living in Karachi. In a meeting with Country Representative of UNAIDS, for Pakistan, Marc Saba held re cently in Karachi, the Com-missioner said the people suffering from acquired [...]

15 08, 2014

Business as usual should be replaced by Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Development


By Ms. Fahmida Iqbal Khan, Community Mobilization and Networking Advisor, UNAIDS Country Office for Pakistan & Afghanistan Today when am penning down this article, it gives me panic attacks that we are left with only 1.53 years to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Government of Pakistan has adopted 16 targets and 41 indicators. Time series [...]

15 07, 2014

19 million people living with HIV do not know their HIV-positive status – UNAIDS


A new report by UNAIDS shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV globally do not know their HIV-positive status. "Whether you live or die should not depend on access to an HIV test," said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. "Smarter scale-up is needed to close the gap between people who know [...]

15 02, 2014

Meeting with Commissioner Office Karachi and Corporate/Private Sector


By Muhammad Fareed UNAIDS - Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS and National AIDS Control Program (NACP) regards partnerships with corporate entities as key partners and adopts a range of additional strategies for engaging with employers’ organizations, business coalitions, public and private sector enterprises, foundations, etc. in order to enhance private sector engagement in [...]

1 01, 2014

Asia Pacific AIDS epidemic at pivotal stage – UN


A new UN report warns the HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is at a pivotal juncture with little progress in reducing new infections. AIDS researchers and activists are calling for more political will by governments to address related issues. The report, launched by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, says 4.9 million people are living [...]

15 08, 2013

Replenish the global fund to make the end of AIDS a reality


The Alliance calls on international donors to seize the chance to save more lives prevent more infections and ultinmately defeat AIDS, TB and Malaria by recommitting to Global Fund in its 2014-2016 replenishment conference in Autum 2013. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) has [...]

15 12, 2012

Rate of new HIV infections drops by half in 25 countries


The number of people with access to antiretroviral therapy increased by 63% in the last 24 months—AIDS-related deaths fell by more than 25% between 2005 and 2011 globally A new World AIDS Day Report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), shows that unprecedented acceleration in the AIDS response is producing results for people. [...]

15 06, 2012

Omega Diagnostics Group PLC announces launch of VISITECT® CD4 point-of-care test


Omega Diagnostics Group PLC has announced the imminent launch of VISITECT® CD4, a ground-breaking point-of-care (POC) disposable test for the detection of CD4 T-cell levels, aimed at reaching HIV­-positive patients across the globe. VISITECT® CD4, developed by the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia, is an affordable POC test that enables CD4 T-cell levels to be determined, quickly [...]

15 12, 2011

Unparalleled global progress in HIV response but sustained investment vital


Global progress in both preventing and treating HIV emphasizes the benefits of sustaining investment in HIV/AIDS over the longer term. The latest report by the WHO, UNICEF and UNAIDS Report on the global HIV/AIDS response indicates that increased access to HIV services resulted in a 15% reduction of new infections over the past decade and [...]