Globally, an estimated 5.4 million adolescents and young people are living with HIV, and 1.8 million are eligible for HIV treatment. Millions of young people living with HIV do not know they are infected, and every day, approximately 2,100 adolescents and young people are newly infected, which accounts for 39% of all new HIV infections globally. While antiretroviral therapy has resulted in a decline in AIDS-related deaths, modeling suggests that adolescents from 10 to 19-years-old are the only age group in which AIDS-related deaths rose between 2001 and 2012. The trend in AIDS-related deaths can be attributed to poor prioritization of adolescents in strategic plans for scale-up of HIV treatment and the lack of testing and counseling.
Civil society groups working in the HIV and AIDS field in the Ukraine have expressed serious concerns about recent changes to government legislation. In response to ongoing anti-government protests, controversial laws are being introduced, which restrict access to overseas funding. The national response to HIV and AIDS in the Ukraine is primarily led by civil society and is heavily reliant on funding from outside the country, due to poor government commitment to the issue.
Dr Christian Jessen will try to become straight. The British TV doctor, who is openly gay, is going to test several therapies aimed at curing homosexuality as part of a new Channel 4 documentary series, Cure Me, I'm Gay.
Researchers from all over the world are studying innovative techniques to prevent the lethal effects of the HIV virus. The medical magazine Vaccine recently reported the results of research conducted by the Section of Microbiology of the University of Brescia in Italy.
This is not just a dress. It’s a statement. Designer Mandy Webb has been living with HIV for twenty years and is a spokesperson for HIV awareness. When she was asked to write an article about her being a HIV positive woman in 2013, she proved to be a strong woman with a clear voice.
World Health Clinicians is launching HIV=, a new HIV/AIDS awareness and anti-stigma campaign featuring many celebrities. All the participants of this multimedia campaign were also tested for HIV before having their photo taken, but we will not be told about the result of their test: they are just HIV=. It's fundamental to be aware of our HIV status, so that we can protect others and get treatment ourselves. Since it should be just our responsibility, the other's status shouldn't be our business.
Have you ever heard about HIV-AIDS? Where did you get the information? Who was the resource person? What if the Balinese Puppet Cenk Blonk who tells you about HIV-AIDS?
Since it has been a while that we updated you on recent safe sex campaigns, I went down under in the interwebs and found this funny video. It describes ten ways a condom can’t protect you.
Remember my posts on twitter yesterday with hash tag #ippf and #BAAUpdates? If you haven’t seen it yet, better to check it first here: https://twitter.com/BaliagainstAIDS
Yesterday evening, I read a guideline made by IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation). It’s a very enjoyable guideline for everyone to read, so I won’t miss the chance to share it to all of you.
HEALTHY, HAPPY AND HOT is a guide for young people living with HIV to help them understand their sexual rights, and live healthy, fun, happy and sexually fulfilling lives. The guide aims to give information on how young people living with HIV can increase sexual pleasure, take care of their health, practice safer sex, have children, develop strong intimate relationships and access support.
French writer Caroline Sauvageot just published her first novel about the music world. The novel 'The Forbidden Floor' is about the life of a rock band and the special relationship with their fans. Through the chapters, you travel from the luxe hotel room to the backstage of a show, or from waiting in the rain in front of the hotel to the craziness of the autograph session.
Enter our territory and follow the days of the lives of the protagonists of our project. On this page they will tell you everything about their work with Bali Against Aids. This blog will be their online diary: an opportunity for them to share their experiences and to give you a sneak peak into their life.
Enjoy the ride!