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24 Nov 2014 - 09:30

MARY TARUVINGA -

National Aids Council (Nac) has set up various HIV intervention programmes to build up on the imminent Continental World Aids Day commemorations to be held in Victoria Falls on December 1.Nac communications officer Tadiwa Pfupa said it was essential for everyone to step up the pace in efforts to eradicate HIV by 2030, hence these initiatives. She said diverse pre-launch activities have been lined up as a build up to the event, and one of the major activities was family centred HIV testing and counselling.



20 Nov 2014 - 15:46

GENEVA/LOS ANGELES, 18 November 2014—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced that taking a Fast-Track approach over the next five years will allow the world to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The new UNAIDS report Fast-Track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 outlines, that by taking the Fast-Track approach nearly 28 million new HIV infections and 21 million AIDS-related deaths would be averted by 2030. 

“We have bent the trajectory of the epidemic,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “Now we have five years to break it for good or risk the epidemic rebounding out of control.” 

5 Nov 2014 - 11:59

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03 November 2014

HARARE - A partnership by the National AIDS Council (NAC), NatPharm and some pharmarcies in the private sector has resulted in the drop in prices of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) that will now be accessed for US$17 down from an average US$55 currently prevailing. The development comes after NAC launched the increased access to treatment plan, which will see them procure ARVs in bulk at the manufacturing rate.The drugs will then be distributed by NatPharm and licensed pharmacies in the private sector.



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