Representatives from government, academia and community based organisations met in Beijing this week for a consultation on HIV and the law. The meeting, organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), China’s Renmin University, and the China Red Ribbon Beijing Forum on HIV and Rights, looked at the positive and negative impacts of existing laws on China’s response to HIV. Particular focus was given to populations most affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men, sex workers and people who inject drugs. The meeting was held at China’s Renmin University, and with support from UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS.
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.
ABUJA, Nigeria /GENEVA, 13 July 2013—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has launched a new framework to accelerate action in reaching 15 million people with antiretroviral treatment by 2015––the goal set by United Nations Member States in 2011.
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 88th issue of the Media Report contains stories on an increase in sexual transmission of HIV in Guangdong Province and an interview with UNICEF Ambassador Lang Lang, who has worked on HIV-related projects.
The 87th issue of the media report includes stories on the launch of an LGBT Workplace Inclusion Guide, the publication of a report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the departure of the Global Fund from China.
The 86th issue of the Media Report includes stories on the conditions faced by sex workers in China, an Op-Ed from UN Resident Coordinator Renata Lok Dessallien on HIV-related restrictions on teacher employment and a report on the recent Beijing LGBT conference, among others.
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.
Asia Catalyst is now accepting applications from nonprofit grassroots organizations in China working on health rights for the new Nonprofit Leadership Cohort Program of the year 2013-2014. The Nonprofit Leadership Cohort is an intensive one-year capacity-building program aimed at building skills in organizational management through hands-on workshops, peer support and individualized coaching.