Tagged: HIV/ Aids

EVENT: CSW61 Side Event: Alcohol Policy A Women’s Rights Issue

The Permanent Mission of The Republic of Botswana to the United Nations in collaboration with IOGT International cordially invites you to a UN Side Event at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).
ALCOHOL POLICY AS A WOMEN’S RIGHTS ISSUE – Response to violence against women and girls through addressing structural and underlying causes…

NEWS: Infectious Diseases: Looming Epidemic In Russia

Last year, approximately 95,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Russia. It’s the only region in the world where the HIV/ AIDS epidemic continues to spread. Frequent places for contracting viruses of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis and HIV are prisons, where a perfect storm seems to be gathering driving a massive epidemic…

NEWS: UN AIDS Science Now: Alcohol & Sex Workers

Addressing alcohol use can improve structural factors in the lives of sex workers
Modifying structural drivers of the HIV/ AIDS epidemic, such as alcohol, violence, or socio-economic status is a challenging but necessary component of developing sustainable, effective solutions to the HIV epidemic.
A new study called “The impact of an alcohol harm reduction intervention on interpersonal violence and engagement in sex work among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya: Results from a randomized controlled trial” presents findings from an individually randomised trial, where female sex workers were randomised to receive an individual-level programme focused on alcohol and substance use, and to assess non-alcohol associated outcomes of violence, and indirectly economic vulnerability. While the programme did not produce persistent effects at six months for all components, it very usefully demonstrated how addressing alcohol use, a structural factor central to sex workers’ lives, can potentially also improve non-alcohol associated outcomes…

NEWS: UN: Bold, New Steps Agreed To End AIDS

United Nations Member States agree to reach ambitious new targets by 2020, pledging to leave no one behind and end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. A bold, new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS has been adopted by Member States at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, taking place in New York, USA. The Political Declaration includes a set of specific, time-bound targets that must be reached by 2020 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

NEWS: Overview Alcohol Policy-Related WHA69 Decisions

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly landmark decisions – an overview
The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA69) closed today after approving new resolutions on WHO’s Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA); the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); tobacco control; road traffic deaths and injuries; HIV, hepatitis and STIs; and integrated health services…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Fuels HIV/ AIDS In Women

New report shows: alcohol use fuels already unequal power relationship between men and women. This brings about several negative consequences, especially for women. A report by the University of the Witwatersrand and the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication shows that South African women consume less alcohol than their male counterparts, but they bear a disproportionate burden of the consequences of alcohol. This is particularly true for women’s risk of contracting HIV…