New HIV infections among children in Asia have fallen by over 25% in the last fifteen years thanks to improved HIV testing and treatment for pregnant women. The number of expectant women living with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment doubled between 2014 and 2010.
The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) is pleased to see that much of our input into earlier drafts of the strategy especially those articulated in the ICW Position Statement on UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy is reflected here; particularly regarding the need to include a strong and comprehensive focus on the needs of women and girls living with HIV.
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A new report by UNAIDS and the STOP AIDS Alliance emphasises the important role of communities around the world in combating HIV. Communities have been central to the HIV response since the beginning of the epidemic in the 1980s.
While adolescents and young adults are about as likely as older people to be linked to care after being diagnosed with HIV in the United States, less than a third were retained in care or started antiretroviral therapy (ART).
While major advances have been made in responding to HIV and ensuring access to lifesaving treatment, progress for adolescents urgently needs to be scaled up.