AZ AIDS ELLENI KÜZDELEM VILÁGNAPJA | WORLD AIDS DAY

World aids Day logoDecember 1. az AIDS elleni küzdelem világnapja. Hillary Clinton egy november 8-án mondott beszédében felvázolta egy AIDS-mentes generáció elérésének nem is oly távoli lehetőségét, amiért az Egyesült Államok küzdeni fog s más nemzeteket is csatlakozásra szólít.

U.S. Will Strive for AIDS-Free Generation, Secretary Clinton Says. By Charlene Porter | DOS Staff Writer | 08 November 2011

Hillary Rodham Clinton walking through medical facility past white uniformed workers (AP Images)

Secretary Clinton frequently visits health care facilities on her trips abroad, including the Buguruni Health Center in Tanzania on a June trip to Africa. (AP)

Washington — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced November 8 that the United States is striving to create an “AIDS-free generation,” and is calling on other nations, donors and international organizations to embrace the same goal.

In the 30 years since first identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the agent causing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Clinton said, the world has now reached a “historic opportunity” to overcome the disease and the human suffering and social disintegration it causes. Clinton defined an AIDS-free generation as one where no babies are born infected with their mother’s HIV in the womb; no adults risk exposure to the virus because prevention efforts are so thorough; and any person who does contract HIV receives treatment to prevent the development of AIDS.

Remarks on “Creating an AIDS-Free Generation” by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, November 8, 2011

“At a time when people are raising questions about America’s role in the world, our leadership in global health reminds them who we are and what we do, that we are the nation that has done more than any other country in history to save the lives of millions of people beyond our borders.’


UNAIDS World AIDS Day report 2011coverUNAIDS World AIDS Day report 2011, 21 November 2011

Nearly 50% of people who are eligible for antiretroviral therapy now have access to lifesaving treatment–A new report by UNAIDS released on 21 November shows that 2011 was a game changing year for the AIDS response with unprecedented progress in science, political leadership and results.

Guidelines on surveillance among populations most at risk for HIV. Guidelines on surveillance among populations most at risk for HIV. Editors: WHO; UNAIDS 2011

 

The overall goal of this document is to provide guidance on how to develop and maintain HIV surveillance among populations most at risk for HIV. Ultimately, these surveillance activities should improve the overall understanding of HIV in countries and improve the response to HIV.

Global health sector strategy on HIV/AIDS, 2011-2015. coverGlobal health sector strategy on HIV/AIDS, 2011-2015. WHO 2011

The WHO Global health sector strategy on HIV/AIDS, 2011–2015 guides the health sector response to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemics in order to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support. The strategy reaffirms global goals and targets for the health sector response to HIV, identifies four strategic directions to guide national responses, and outlines recommended country actions and WHO’s contributions. The strategy promotes a long-term, sustainable HIV response through strengthening health and community systems, tackling the social determinants of health that both drive the epidemic and hinder the response, and protecting and promoting human rights and promoting gender equity as essential elements of the health sector response.

"Back to Basics: HIV/AIDS Advocacy as a Model for Catalyzing Change." Cover “Back to Basics: HIV/AIDS Advocacy as a Model for Catalyzing Change.” FasterCures/Milken Institute and HCM HCM Stategists, June 2011

Authored by FasterCures and HCM Strategists, the paper was intended to distill lessons learned from HIV/AIDS activism with the goal of replicating that success in medical research advocacy.

 

Are We Ready to Set Priorities for an AIDS-Free Generation? By Amanda Glassman, November 11, 2011

‘Yesterday I attended the USAID and World Bank sponsored debate on “Treatment as Prevention,” where debaters were asked to support or oppose the proposition that countries should spend the majority of flat or declining HIV prevention budgets on “treatment as prevention”, building off the results of the HPTN 052 study which found a relative reduction of 89% in the total number of HIV-1 transmissions resulting from the early initiation of antiretroviral therapy.’

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