The AIDS Crisis: Hope in the Numbers

These are the stats that tell the real story.

In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified a new and highly aggressive virus they were unable to control or treat. In the decades that followed, more than 1.2 million people were diagnosed with AIDS in the U.S alone.  Read More

Activists renew call for HIV law amendment

“The law has been counterproductive to all the achievements Uganda has made.”

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HIV/AIDS activists have asked Parliament to amend the HIV Prevention and Control Act.

They argue that the law contains clauses that could deter all the benefits in the fight against the scourge.  According to this group, the law instead instills fear in communities about HIV disclosure and also fuels stigmatization. Read more

Over two lakh people died in China this year due to HIV/AIDS

HIV testing kits are seen in a vending machine in a university in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, in this November 27, 2016 photo. Over 2 lakh people affected by HIV/AIDS have died in the country this year.  

Over two lakh people have died in China due to HIV/AIDS this year with 94 per cent of them contracting the disease due to sexual transmission, according to official figures released here on Wednesday.  Read More