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Religious Leaders Consultation on Ending the AIDS Epidemic in the Caribbean Religious Leaders' Contribution to the End of AIDS By 2030

02/02/2017 - 23:45 - 1-2 February 2017Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and TobagoTheme: ‘Religious Leaders’ Contribution to the End of AIDS by 2030’Consultation Communiqué

PANCAP Regional Parliamentarians Forum Concludes with Call for Non-Partisan Approach to Issues Related to Stigma, Discrimination and HIV Transmission

05/31/2017 - 23:45 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) Regional Parliamentarians Forum, 30 – 31 May, Kingston, Jamaica, concluded with recommendations from parliamentarians on a non-partisan approach to issues related to stigma, discrimination and HIV transmission. Approximately 60 regional parliamentarians engaged in intense discussions from May 30 -31 and the following recommendations were proposed:

CARPHA Mission to standardize regional reporting for the CRSF Technical assistance provided for the capture of data for the CRSF indicators

07/25/2017 - 23:30 - Ms Elizabeth Lloyd, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Ms Patricia Smith-Cummings, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist are conducting a mission with support from the PANCAP Global Fund Grant to review and adopt existing regional reporting forms to standardize regional reporting for the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework (CRSF) and to provide technical assistance for the capture of data for the CRSF indicators.

World on track to reach the 90-90-90 targets for HIV treatment by 2020 AIDS deaths and new infections continue to fall

07/26/2017 - 23:30 - The world is on track to reach global targets for reducing AIDS deaths and HIV treatment access by 2020, but some regions of the world risk falling further behind due to lack of political commitment, UNAIDS announced in the run-up to the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), which opened today in Paris. More than half of all people living with HIV (53%) now have access to HIV treatment and AIDS-related deaths have almost halved since 2005, UNAIDS reports in Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90-90-90 targets.

HIV: End of Triple-Drug Therapy? Early studies suggest starting treatment with two drugs might be efficacious

07/18/2017 - 23:30 - PARIS — With more powerful anti-HIV drugs, the triple therapy paradigm might be changing, researchers suggested. Two studies, one conducted in the U.S. and one in Argentina, showed promising efficacy for different two-drug regimens, investigators told at an oral session here at the International AIDS Society meeting on HIV science.

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