The world’s largest conference on HIV opened today in a special virtual format due to COVID-19. It kicked off with a focus on the links between the two viruses, and a recognition of global debates around racism.
South African activists are thrilled by the appointment of African feminist Winnie Byanyima to UNAIDS top spot, who is the first woman to hold the position in the history of the organisation.
The criminalisation of sex workers, injecting drug users and gay men in many countries battling to overcome HIV are key focuses of the International AIDS conference, which opens in Amsterdam tonight (23 July).
The international AIDS conference opens in Amsterdam tonight (23 July) amid a funding crisis for the epidemic, and a rumour that the Joint United Nations Agency on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) is on the brink of being closed.
The editor-in-chief of the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has joined calls for UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé to be suspended after his controversial handling of sexual assault accusations.
Following a sexual harassment investigation at UNAIDS gone wrong, 23 leading African women activists believe executive director cannot be trusted to lead the world’s foremost agency fighting AIDS