Globally, the AIDS response over the past five years has seen unprecedented gains. Today, there are 21.7 million people accessing HIV treatment. Eighty per cent of those who know their HIV status are accessing treatment. Four out of every five pregnant women living with HIV have access to treatment which prevents transmission of HIV to […]
Globally, the AIDS response over the past five years has seen unprecedented gains. Today, there are 18.2 million people receiving HIV treatment. More than two million additional people are beginning treatment each year (Source: UNAIDS). But prejudice, discrimination and poverty continue to exclude many people around the world from this progress. Youth who can’t afford […]
The past decade has seen encouraging gains on the journey toward a world without AIDS. Between 2010 and 2015, annual AIDS-related deaths decreased from 2.2 million to 2.1 million. Worldwide, new HIV infections have fallen by 6% since 2010. But the decline in new HIV infections among adults has stalled. Worldwide, an estimated 1.9 million […]
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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace … so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NRSV) This is the final year of the “Getting to Zero” global theme for World AIDS Day. Selected by the World AIDS Campaign and backed by […]
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace … so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NRSV) Since 2005, the number of people dying from AIDS-related causes worldwide has decreased by six million. New HIV infections have fallen by a third since […]
The tide is turning against HIV and AIDS. But that doesn’t mean it is time to stop taking action – rather it is a call to further action – to ensure that this reversal continues.
Esther Lupafya, a community health nurse who coordinates The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Ekwendeni Hospital AIDS program in northern Malawi discusses the progress and challenges to turning the tide on HIV and AIDS in Malawi.
Presbyterian World Service & Development’s HIV and AIDS photo exhibit seeks to capture the resilience, strength and optimism of people living with HIV and AIDS in northern Malawi, despite enormous challenges.
Funds raised through the exhibit will support the successes PWS&D’s partners are experiencing as they work with people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.