HIV

  • December 1, 2016

    Religious leaders are getting tested for HIV in hopes of inspiring others across the world to seek testing, too. Increasing the number of people receiving HIV testing is vitally important in the effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

  • March 11, 2016

    Policymakers, programme managers, and service providers – including faith communities – must use more human rights norms and standards to guide a global response to HIV, said a statement submitted by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an ecumenical initiative of the World Council of Churches, to the Human Rights Council.

  • January 15, 2016

    Experts have revealed that an HIV “epidemic” is decimating the Warao tribe in Venezuela.

  • December 2, 2014

    In Africa, where up to 40 per cent of the health care facilities are provided by faith related organisations, Dr Mirfin Mpundu, executive director of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN), says that due to their unique position, churches can play a special role in eliminating HIV and AIDS and bringing improvements in the lives of people living with the virus.

  • December 1, 2014

    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. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

  • October 10, 2014

    Nigel Farage has been accused of peddling prejudice masquerading as fact in recent comments about migrants with HIV and so-called 'health tourists'.

  • March 15, 2014

    An “inter-generational dialogue on faith, culture, HIV and sexual reproductive health and rights” was initiated last week.

  • February 20, 2014

    A new church resource book on HIV and AIDS has been launched in the Philippines to address the country’s HIV epidemic.

  • February 13, 2013

    A staff member of the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa has been elected General Secretary of the Council of Christian Churches in Angola.

  • October 31, 2012

    A multi-agency conference in Malawi has called for transparency of information and better coordination in the field of HIV and AIDS action.