Geneva, 27 February — UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé launched the Zero Discrimination Day on 27 February with a major event in Beijing, China supported by the China Red Ribbon Foundation, Hanergy Holding Group, Chinese government, civil society and celebrities. Similar events are planned for the days leading up to 1 March 2014 in countries around the world. Zero Discrimination Day is a call to people everywhere to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. The symbol for Zero Discrimination is the butterfly, widely recognized as a sign of transformation.
GENEVA, 8 March 2014—We know well that it is our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters who make it happen. Women around the world are running countries, businesses and raising children. In the AIDS response, it is more likely to be women who care for the sick. It is women who care for their families and communities and it is women who look after the most vulnerable in society.
UNAIDS notes with concern the issuing of draft “Management Procedures for Public Bathhouse Industry” by the Ministry of Commerce, prohibiting the use by people living with HIV of public bathing facilities, including spas, bath houses and other similar facilities. At the same time, UNAIDS welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the process of public consultation initiated by the Ministry of Commerce, and commends the Ministry for initiating such a consultation.
On 30th July, UNAIDS conducted a Sina Weibo interview with international drug policy expert Dr. Alex Wodak. The following is a transcript of the questions received during that interview, and the responses given by Dr. Wodak.
Welcome to the August edition of HIV this Month. In this issue we cover topics including: Challenges in use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among high risk groups in Kenya, AZT monotherapy vs. combination ART for prevention of vertical transmission in Ukraine, Better self-reported ART adherence with once-daily regimens in a large clinical trial, and more...
Welcome to the July edition of HIV This Month. In this issue we cover topics including: Home-based HIV counselling & testing by lay counsellors reduces risky sexual behaviour and increases uptake of testing in rural South Africa, Delays in starting ART among eligible patients in Uganda, Resistance mutations on stavudine: programmatic implications, and more.
The 92nd issue of the Media Report contains stories on UNESCO launches virtual classroom for sexual health education in China, City denies AIDS rumors, admits crisis and HIV Cases Double among Guangdong Students.
The conference organizers are committed to making AIDS 2014 accessible to people from resource-limited settings and communities, researchers, young people, community activists and civil society representatives.
For AIDS 2012 in Washington, D.C. more than 10,000 applications were received and just over 850 scholarships were offered. For AIDS 2014 the same share of the total conference budget has been allocated scholarships.
UNAIDS China is recruiting an intern. The intern will mainly assist UNAIDS China office to carry out tasks relating to coordination of the UN Joint Programme and advocacy. Download the position Terms of Reference for more information on the position and how to apply.