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UNAIDS Factsheet 2015

GLOBAL STATISTICS
15.8 million people accessing antiretroviral therapy (June 2015). 36.9 million [34.3 million–41.4 million] people globally were living with HIV (end 2014)... Read More

Source: http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2015/20150714_factsheet

United Nations World AIDS Day Message

December 2015 – This year, we mark World AIDS Day with new hope. I applaud the staunch advocacy of activists... Read More

Source: http://www.un.org.mv/events/un-secretary-general-message-on-world-aids-day-2015/

Letter For World AIDS Day 2015: Caritas Internationalis

The 2015 World AIDS Day causes feelings of loss and sadness as we commemorate the millions of people who have lost... Read More

Source: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=CARITAS+INTERNATIONALIS+MESSAGE+ON+WORLD+AIDS+DAY+2015

Nutrition Tips to Keep the Immune System Strong for People with HIV-AIDS

Having HIV may put you at greater risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. This is due to the inflammatory... Read More

Source: http://www.eatright.org/resource/health/diseases-and-conditions/hiv-aids/nutrition-andhiv-aids

Facts

In 2013, 2.1 million adolescents between ages 10 –19 were living with HIV globally, with 83% from sub-Saharan Africa
Source: UNAIDS 2014 Report
80% of people living with HIV in Nigeria do not have access to treatment.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
Worldwide, an estimated 2.1 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2013, down from 3.4 million
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
Globally, an estimated 1.5 million people died from AIDS-related causes in 2013
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
In 2013, an estimated 360,000 deaths occurred due to Tuberculosis.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
An estimated 24.7 million People were living with HIV in sub-Saharan in 2013.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
1.5million new HIV infections estimated in 2013, were in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
In 2013, there was an estimated 37% treatment coverage of people living with HIV in sub Saharan Africa
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
In 2013, an estimated 35 million people were living with HIV worldwide
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2014
More than 75% of all estimated HIV incident tuberculosis cases live in just 10 countries, nine of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: UNAIDS Gap Report
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Dear All,

It is a great joy for me and the entire ARC team to celebrate reaching this point of the year. It is our hope that our work has been of value to you and we continue climbing greater heights in empowering individuals and communities with knowledge and information.

On behalf of the entire ARC team, and on my own behalf, I wish you the Lord’s blessings during this festive season. MERRY CHRISTMAS and a fruitful NEW YEAR, 2016!

Manager - AJAN Resource Centre

Stigma and Discrimination

World AIDS Day 2015: Why eliminating Stigma and Discrimination is Essential to Fight HIV

imageWhen Matthew* was eight, he and his mother were tied to the bed and the house was set alight. As well as being badly burned, he was mentally scarred and never saw his father again. When he reached age 11, his doctor told him he was HIV positive...

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Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/world-aids-day-2015-why-eliminating-stigma-discriminationessential-fight-hiv-1530858

Care and Treatment

Zimbabwe Children still at Great Risk of HIV/AIDS, New Data Shows

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Dec 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Janet Dube knows the pain of raising a child born with HIV. Her four-year-old son is one of an estimated 170,000 children living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, and figures released by the country's statistics agency on Wednesday showed the virus is the leading cause of death among children under five...

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Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/zimbabwe-aids-idUSL8N13Y3Z020151209

Prevention

Anti-HIV Drug For Infants Counters Virus In Breast Milk

A new research has found that a year of liquid antiretroviral drug treatment protected breastfed babies against being infected by their HIV-positive moms. The study found that babies provided with up to a year of liquid HIV drug formula, while being breastfed by their HIV-infected mothers, were protected from the condition...

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Source: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/109523/20151124/anti-hiv-drug-for-infantscounters-virus-in-breastmilk.htm

Medical Aspects

Risk of Heart Attack Rises with Length of HIV Infection, Regardless of Age

imageTen years after becoming infected with HIV, a person living with HIV has approximately twice the risk of heart attack compared to someone who has just acquired HIV, regardless of the age at which they seroconvert, and after taking into account...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Risk-of-heart-attack-rises-with-length-of-HIV-infection-regardlessof-age/page/3009563/

ART

START sub-Study Shows More Bone Loss with Earlier HIV Treatment

imageParticipants who started antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after HIV diagnosis in the large START trial showed a greater decrease in bone density at the hip and spine compared to those who deferred treatment, researchers reported at a joint session of the 15th...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/page/3009825/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=aidsmapnews&utm_campaign=aidsmap-news

Hepatitis

Successful Hepatitis C Treatment Lowers Risk of Death for People with HIV and HCV Co-Infection

imageHepatitis C treatment that leads to sustained virological response (SVR) – generally regarded as a cure – was associated with a reduced risk of liver-related death and improved overall survival in an analysis of 3500 people with HIV and hepatitis C...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/page/3009959/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=aidsmap-news&utm_campaign=aidsmap-news

Tuberculosis

Death During MDR-TB Treatment more Likely in People with HIV and Underweight or Most Drug-resistant Patients

People living with HIV, those who are underweight and those with more extensive drug resistance are more likely to die during treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB), a nine-country study has found. The findings were presented at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town last week...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Death-during-MDR-TB-treatment-more-likely-in-people-with-HIV-andunderweight-or-most-drug-resistant-patients/page/3021072/

Human Development, Social Issues

Sustainable Development Goals: Are the Rich Countries Ready?

imageWorld leaders from all UN member countries will gather on September 25, 2015, in New York for a historic UN summit. It will be opened by Pope Francis and aims to adopt new global goals to guide policy in the next 15 years...

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Source: http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/en