Good health care waste management means increased health worker safety, better-quality patient care, reduced environmental degradation, lower costs, and opportunities for profit. States still struggle to establish systems for managing waste—but opportunities exist.
Last week in Durban, at the International Conference on AIDS, young people stole the show. This was the second Durban conference; the first was 16 years ago, in 2000. Back then, a major conference topic was commitment: mobilizing leaders around the world to commit seriously to addressing the spread of HIV in their countries. Looking back on our progress since 2000, the HIV and AIDS community can say with pride that we have come a long way. Seventeen million people have access to treatment. We have eliminated mother-to-child transmission in Cuba, Belarus, Armenia, Moldova and Thailand.
In honor of National HIV Testing day, JSI-directed project, AIDS.gov, shares some digital tools that can support people and organizations with their HIV outreach and messaging.
Helen Cornman, Deputy Director of the AIDSFree project, reports from the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS which took place June 8-10, 2016 in New York.
Learn about the efforts underway focused on preventing new HIV infections among key populations.
One in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused at least once in her lifetime. And women who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) can face up to three times greater risk for HIV compared to those who have not, according to UNAIDS. GBV is common, affecting both women and men. Children and key populations are also at high risk, and often don’t have access to the resources they need.
The efforts of the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project have helped to ensure that a hospital pharmacy in Haiti is consistently stocked with life-saving HIV medication.
Can the private sector scale up PMTCT services? AIDSFree is looking at how to expand PMTCT service delivery and alleviate challenges by engaging the private sector, including civil society organizations (CSOs).
The AIDSFree project’s Aida Berhan, Pia Kochhar, and Stephanie Joyce explains the advantages and challenges of implementing Option B+ for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV.
We know that adherence is the key to prevention and treatment. But how do we ensure adherence in the face of the myriad individual, structural, financial, psychological, and social barriers that HIV-positive people need to overcome?