World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
Helminth infections are common in tropical and subtropical areas of the globe. Worldwide, more than 2 billion people are infected with at least one helminth species. These areas of heavy helminth burden have significant geographic overlap with a high prevalence of HIV-1 infection.
The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is a major international AIDS conference which takes place in Africa biennially. The conference theme “AIDS in Post 2015: Linking Leadership, Science & Human Rights”, coincides with the MDG target year
A SADC Satellite Session was held on the 21st July 2014 as part of the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The session was attended by more than 50 participants. Thomas Bisika from the Malawi National AIDS Commission (NAC) gave the keynote address.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world.
On 13 July, the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announced their ambition to provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART) to 15 million people infected with HIV/AIDS by 2015 (up from a total of 9.7 million in 2012).