Collectively we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS – 4 million people have access to treatment, millions of children orphaned by AIDS are receiving essential services and health systems are being strengthened.
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Where Europe and Central Asia are in terms of HIV prevention, treatment and political commitment?
AIDS 2010: CLOSE THE GAPS: How to Counter the Retreat from HIV Treatment Scale Up; Current and Future Prospects for Scaling-Up Optimal AIDS Treatment
The past decade has shown that providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) makes clinical, social and economic sense. ART is bending all epidemiological curves, resulting in reduced morbidity and mortality, and recent research now shows that treatment also reduces HIV incidence. Despite this evidence, donors are shifting their focus away from AIDS just as efforts should be ramped up.
Of the 33.2 million people living with HIV a third are estimated to also be infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
AIDS 2010: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS
According to the latest data, significant progress has been made in delivering prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in low- and middle-income countries.
To date responses to the epidemic have been largely individualistic, bypassing families.
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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into force in international law in 2008.
Understanding factors and mechanisms, cellular pathways, viral features and immune interaction of mucosal HIV transmission should provide important insight to design prevention methods to interrupt transmission.
Three years after the adoption of the WHO/UNAIDS Guidance on Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling, universal access to HIV testing remains a distant goal.