UN and Kenya team up to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

The United Nations programme that works to combat HIV/AIDS is working with the Government of Kenya in a bid to end the AIDS epidemic in the country by 2030, through the creation of a new data-collecting tool to track progress in current HIV programming.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

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Source: Current HIV/AIDS Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Blacks Homosexuality and Bisexuality Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Federal Budget (US) Epidemics United States Politics and Government Medicaid Source Type: news
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Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[Premium Times] The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, says Nigeria has moved to the fourth position among countries worst hit by the HIV epidemic.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized HIV/AIDS Source Type: news
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The “ London patient, ” apparently cured of H.I.V. infection, has gotten all the attention. But other recently revealed advances are more likely to affect the immediate course of the AIDS epidemic.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Tests (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Third World and Developing Countries Truvada (Drug) Epidemics Gilead Sciences Inc Africa Source Type: news
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