Síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA)

NIH, others launch 'historic' HIV trial with vaccines from GSK, Sanofi

Seeking to deliver the “final nail in the coffin for HIV,” NIH scientists have kicked off a large clinical trial of a vaccine regimen this week in South Africa.
Under a collaboration that includes GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases started a phase 2b/3 trial of a new vaccine regimen in 5,400 sexually active men and women aged 18 to 35 who don’t have the infection. They’ll receive five injections over a year.


Les efforts pour en finir avec l’épidémie de sida et atteindre les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) sont étroitement liés et peuvent conduire à une transformation sociale plus large, centrée sur les individus : telle est la conclusion d’une table ronde organisée dans le cadre de la Réunion de haut niveau de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies sur la fin du sida, qui a eu lieu à New York, aux États-Unis, du 8 au 10 juin.

WHO validates countries’ elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

The World Health Organization congratulates Thailand and Belarus for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis. WHO also applauds Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and syphilis, respectively.

Africa: Abstinence Push Fails to Slow Spread of HIV

Sex abstinence campaigns in Kenya and Uganda have not reduced the spread of HIV/Aids, a study has shown.
Researchers sought to determine the impact of a $1.4 billion (Sh140 billion) US expenditure in sub-Sahara Africa on drives intended to discourage pre-marital sex and promote faithfulness in marriage.
The money was spent over a 12-year period in 14 countries, including Tanzania and Rwanda. The funding was part of a US scheme known as the "President's Emergency Programme for Aids Relief or Pepfar"

New report shows that urgent action is needed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

A new report released by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, warns that the AIDS epidemic could be prolonged indefinitely if urgent action is not implemented within the next five years. The report, On the Fast-Track to end the AIDS epidemic, reveals that the extraordinary acceleration of progress made over the past 15 years could be lost and urges all partners to concentrate their efforts to increase and front-load investments to ensure that the global AIDS epidemic is ended as a public health threat by 2030.

South Africa: New, Better HIV Drugs Can Save Billions of Rand

The introduction of three new antiretroviral medicines for treating people with HIV could save $3 billion for programmes in low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2025. This finding was presented in February at the world's premier HIV science meeting: the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, better known as CROI.

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Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.

Le Sida en Russie

A Moscou, ouverture ce 24 mars de la cinquième conférence d'Onusida sur le Sida en Europe de l’Est et en Asie centrale. La Russie est avec l’Ukraine, l’Arabie Saoudite et les Émirats, un des derniers pays où le nombre de séropositifs continue d’augmenter.
De notre correspondante à Moscou,

ONUSIDA se félicite du plan innovant de lutte contre le VIH mis en place en Afrique du Sud

ONUSIDA se félicite du déploiement du plan national de lutte contre le VIH auprès des professionnels du sexe mis en place en Afrique du Sud, pour la période 2016 à 2019. Lancé par le vice-président du pays, Cyril Ramaphosa, dans le cadre de sa fonction de président du Conseil national d'Afrique du Sud sur le sida (SANAC), ce plan unique assurera un accès équitable aux services sanitaires et juridiques pour les travailleurs du sexe dans ce pays.

Report: Botswana Leads World in HIV Diagnosis, Treatment

The tiny southern African nation of Botswana is leading the way in treatment and containment of the virus that causes AIDS. It is exceeding goals for addressing the HIV crisis, well ahead of a deadline set by the United Nations. 
Botswana, with HIV infection rates of up to 25 percent of the adult population, has moved ahead of other countries — both Western nations and the economically disadvantaged — in tackling the AIDS epidemic.