Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Topic: HIV

HIV, COVID exacerbate inequalities, impact people in terms of access to treatment: UN

The early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic were "plagued by confusion, fear, isolation, and discrimination" against those infected or at high risk, Abdulla Shahid, President of the UN General Assembly reminded a commemorative meeting on Tuesday marking World AIDS Day – 40 years after the first cases were reported.

A child infected with HIV every 100 seconds: new report

Approximately once every minute and 40 seconds, a child or young person under the age of 20 was infected with HIV last year, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported, calling on governments to “protect, sustain and accelerate” efforts to combat childhood HIV.