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To end AIDS in Africa, UNAIDS urges governments and partners to ramp up the response to HIV

Press release HARARE/GENEVA, 9 December 2023—Africa can end AIDS as a public threat, but to do so governments and international partners need to increase actions to reach everyone in need. Actions include accelerating treatment for children living with HIV and HIV prevention for adolescent girls, young women and key populations....

Rethinking the Notion: Are We Truly at the Last Mile for the HIV Response?

In the realm of global health, optimism often intersects with rhetoric, and one such prevailing sentiment asserts that we are at the last mile for the HIV response. This assertion, while undoubtedly fueled by significant advancements and progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, prompts a critical examination of its...

Who decided to ‘Let Community Lead’ what?

Introduction In recent weeks, the World AIDS Day theme has echoed a resounding call for communities to take the lead in the national and global response to HIV. This rallying cry emphasizes the vital role that communities play in addressing the challenges posed by the epidemic. However, within the seemingly...

ICASA Honours Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) secretariat has awarded the World Health Organisation African Region (WHO-Afro) Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti the prestigious SAA Excellency award. The prize was handed to her during a plenary session at the ongoing International Conference for AIDS and Sexually Transmitted (STIs) in Africa (ICASA)...

UNAIDS calls for accelerated political and financial support for communities to lead in the response to HIV

Press release GENEVA/HARARE, 4 December 2023— The world can end AIDS as a public health threat if communities on the frontlines of the HIV response are fully engaged and supported to do their work. This was the important message UNAIDS brought today to the opening of the 22nd International Conference...