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UN Holding Conference on Global AIDS Response

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are meeting Wednesday in New York for the first day of a United Nations AIDS conference aimed at charting the path of the global response to the epidemic. The U.N. says member states are expected to adopt a new declaration outlining their commitments. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the General Assembly’s high-level meeting […]

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UNAIDS: Global HIV Infection Rates Drop

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a record number of people around the world are accessing HIV-AIDS treatment, and that the rates of new infections have fallen. In a report released Friday, UNAIDS said a record 1.4 million people began treatment last year. The head of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, said access to treatment will transform the response […]

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CDC: Too Many Americans Underestimate HIV Risk

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has warned that far too many Americans underestimate their risk for HIV or mistakenly believe the virus that causes AIDS is no longer a serious health threat. A statement was issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 30 years after the first report of the mysterious and deadly […]

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