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UNAIDS announces more than half of all people living with HIV on life-saving treatment

HA NOI, 20 July 2017—UNAIDS has released a new report showing that for the first time the scales have tipped: globally, more than half of all people living with HIV (53%) now have access to HIV treatment and AIDS-related deaths have almost halved in the past ten years. In 2016, 19.5 million people living with HIV had access to treatment, and AIDS-related deaths had fallen from 1.9 million in 2005 to 1 million in 2016. Provided that scale-up continues, this progress puts the world on track to reach the global Fast Track target on treatment by 2020. In Asia and…

2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS sets world on the Fast-Track to end the epidemic by 2030

  World leaders commit to reach three goals and 20 new Fast-Track Targets by 2020, including doubling the number of people on HIV treatment and reaching all people with prevention services NEW YORK/GENEVA, 8 June 2016—UNAIDS welcomes the new goals, targets and commitments of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on Ending AIDS. Countries have agreed to a historic and urgent agenda to accelerate efforts towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The Political Declaration provides a global mandate to Fast-Track the AIDS response over the next five years. Global leaders recognized that no country has ended AIDS…

Viet Nam is key partner at High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

Landmark meeting is taking place at the United Nations in New York HANOI, 8 June 2016—A high-level delegation from Viet Nam will join other world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, which is taking place at the United Nations in New York, United States of America from 8 to 10 June 2016. The delegation is led by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Chair of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control. During the meeting, countries will agree to a new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS. A key element will…

United Nations in Viet Nam calls for smarter investment on AIDS to accelerate the Getting to Zero

Ha Noi, 1 December 2013 – On the 25th World AIDS Day, the United Nations congratulates the Government of Viet Nam for its achievements against the HIV epidemic, and calls on the nation’s leaders to make wise investments in the HIV response to ensure Viet Nam achieves national and global targets. “Viet Nam has made great progress against HIV. But big challenges remain. It is critical for Viet Nam to focus precious national resources on three things: the right people, the right places and scaling up the most effective interventions,” said Dr. Kristan Schoultz, Country Director of UNAIDS Viet Nam and Convenor of…

More than 80 countries increase their domestic investments for AIDS by over 50% between 2006 and 2011

More than 80 countries increase their domestic investments for AIDS by over 50% between 2006 and 2011 A new report and supplement from UNAIDS shows that as international funding flattens, more countries are increasing their own share of investments for HIV and that a record 8 million people are now receiving antiretroviral therapy HA NOI, 18 July 2012—A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that domestic funding for HIV has exceeded international investments. The report, Together we will end AIDS, states that low- and middle- income countries invested US$ 8.6 billion for the response…

UNAIDS Executive Director’s Message on 2013 IDAHO

Message on International day against homophobia and transphobia (IDAHO) 17th May 2013 Michel Sidibé UNAIDS Executive Director More than 30 years ago, gay men lit the first spark that kindled the world’s response to the AIDS epidemic. Thanks to the audacity and courage of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, we have now seen extraordinary progress against AIDS around the world. However, stigma and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity still drive new HIV infections and are an obstacle to treatment efforts in every part of the world. We call on political and community leaders to cast aside…

Press Statement on International Day Against Homophobia

Ha Noi, 17 May 2012 – On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), UNAIDS stands together with our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender friends to celebrate diversity and to speak out against discrimination and violence.   The growing number of IDAHO events held in Viet Nam each year is an indication of the growing confidence of gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals and transgenders (LGBT), and the growing openness and tolerance emerging in Viet Nam. However, LGBT still experience violence and discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “A society’s value should not be based on money…

New UN Position Paper on Administrative Detention for Sex Workers and People Who Use Drugs

Hanoi, 6 September 2011 – The United Nations in Viet Nam has released the following position paper on administrative detention for sex workers and people who use drugs in Viet Nam. Click here to download the paper.

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