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TB, is the world’s top infectious disease killer, claiming 5 000 lives each day. The heaviest burden is carried by communities already facing socio-economic challenges such as  migrants, refugees, prisoners, ethnic minorities, miners and others working and living in risk-prone settings, and marginalized women, children and older people (WHO: 2017).

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Reducing The Impact of HIV Among Adolescent Girls

GENEVA, 11 November 2016 (UNAIDS) - Around 180 young women and adolescent girls from Malawi, Kenya and Uganda have led a pilot project that aims to strengthen the leadership of young women and adolescent girls in the AIDS response. 

Tenofovir alafenamide works well and improves kidney and bone markers in older people living with HIV

LONDON, 10 November 2016 (aidsmap) - A co-formulation of tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) plus emtricitabine, used with a third antiretroviral drug, maintained viral suppression as well as tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) plus emtricitabine in older individuals, and was associated with improvements in kidney function and bone density, which may be of greater concern for this group, according to a presentation last week at IDWeek 2016 in New Orleans.

HIV Vaccine Trials a Major Boost to Fight Against AIDS

CAPE TOWN, 9 November 2016 (allAfrica) -  Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the start of HIV vaccine trials are a major boost to the fight against AIDS.

Africa: We Can Lead The Way in Ending AIDS, Malaria and TB

ADDIS ABABA, 1 November 2016 - In September, world leaders pledged nearly US$13 billion to tackle some of the world's deadliest diseases through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. In a time of significant global uncertainty and strife, this was a remarkable display of commitment to the health and well-being of the most vulnerable populations on the planet.

Stepping Up For The Girl Child By Ending Child Marriages

Every young man feels the urge to protect and guard their sisters jealously.A sense of anger towards the insatiable, inconsiderate older men who prey on younger girls is unavoidable. My name is Tanaka Junior Gandawa. I am a lower sixth student at Double Portion college and l salute UNICEF and its implementing partners (SAfAIDS, Save the Children, Padare, TAG A LIFE and many others) for their role in the fight to end child marriages. As a responsible young man, l am wholeheartedly committed to this cause.

Stakeholders in Zambia hail the SAfAIDS Rock Leadership 90 model

LUSAKA, 27 October 2016 - SAfAIDS with support from UNAIDS RST ESA held a meeting with key stakeholder from Ministry of Health, UN family, AIDS Service Organisations,, media fraternity and civil society. The meeting was organised to disseminate the community mapping report that was done in Kafue District under the UNAIDS supported Rock Leadership 90 project that seeks to strengthen the community response towards the achievement of Fast Track targets for Ending AIDS; through capacitating community leadership to Champion the End of AIDS in Southern Africa. Mr Ngoni Chibukire, Regional Team Leader on Gender, Leadership and Human Rights articulated the model using a step by step approach which was hailed by participants as a model that will increase uptake of HTS and will work towards ending AIDS by 2030 if its scale up in all provinces of Zambia.

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