UN Aids target to end epidemic by 2030 at risk as funding falls for first time

Report finds significant financial boost needed to meet targets to eradicate diseaseThe pace of reducing new HIV infections is slowing and progress in accessing treatment is decreasing, putting UN targets to end the Aids epidemicby 2030 in doubt.TheUNAids report, published on Tuesday, showed mixed progress, with certain countries making solid gains but others experiencing rises in both new infections and Aids-related deaths.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Global health Global development Aids and HIV Society World news Source Type: news

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This article summarizes the state of the science on this critical issue. We also identify opportunities for new scholarship on how faith, spirituality and religious participation may impact HIV care continuum outcomes in the South and call f or greater federal research investment on these issues.
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: The Lancet HIVAuthor(s): Tahvi D Frank, Austin Carter, Deepa Jahagirdar, Molly H Biehl, Dirk Douwes-Schultz, Samantha Leigh Larson, Megha Arora, Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Krista M Steuben, Hedayat Abbastabar, Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad, Direslgne Misker Abyu, Maryam Adabi, Oladimeji M Adebayo, Victor Adekanmbi, Olatunji O Adetokunboh, Alireza Ahmadi, Keivan Ahmadi, Elham Ahmadian, Ehsan AhmadpourSummaryBackgroundUnderstanding the patterns of HIV/AIDS epidemics is crucial to tracking and monitoring the progress of prevention and control efforts in countries. We provide a comp...
Source: The Lancet HIV - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusion: Neurological disorders are common in HIV in Africa and the main CNS opportunistic infections result in high  mortality rates. Strategies aimed at reducing their high burden, morbidity and mortality include early HIV diagnosis and anti-retroviral therapy (ART), screening and chemoprophylaxis of main opportunistic infections, improved clinical diagnosis and management and programme strengthening.Keywords: Neurological disorders, HIV, Africa, opportunistic infections, direct HIV infection and inflammatory disorders.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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Source: The BMJ Podcast - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: podcasts
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Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Premium Times] British-Nigerian-American actor, David Oyelowo, has joined other global artistes and athletes to sign an open letter to seven-year- olds, promising to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics by 2030 - the year the children will become adults.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
ier F Abstract The development of combination antiretroviral therapies (cART) in the mid-nineties has dramatically modified the clinical presentation of critically ill HIV-infected patients. Most of cART-treated patients ageing with controlled HIV replication are nowadays admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for non-AIDS-related events, mostly bacterial pneumonia and exacerbation of comorbidities, variably impacted by chronic HIV infection - e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular diseases, or solid neoplasms. Today, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, cerebral toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis an...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
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