HIV/AIDS

26.02.2016

Clinical Trials in Africa Reduce by 30% the Risk of HIV Infection in Women

Clinical Trials in Africa Reduce by 30% the Risk of HIV Infection in Women

Human Wrongs Watch The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on 23 February 2016 welcomed the “encouraging” results of two studies from Africa in which women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with the antiretroviral drug… »

08.05.2015

South Africa’s sex workers nightly fear for their lives and demand government action

South Africa’s sex workers nightly fear for their lives and demand government action

Speaking through their organisation, the South African Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT), the sex workers of the country have serious concerns about their issues and whether they will ever be ironed out, and as a consequence they work under pressure fearing for their lives. One of their issues… »

31.10.2014

‘Brothel Closures in Indonesian Cities Could Put Sex Workers in Danger’

‘Brothel Closures in Indonesian Cities Could Put Sex Workers in Danger’

  Human Wrongs Watch Surabaya, 30 October 2014 (IRIN)* – Brothel closures in Indonesian cities could put sex workers in danger and hamper HIV prevention efforts, say health experts and outreach workers.   In 2013 Surabaya’s firebrand mayor closed two of the city’s six red light districts, and… »

25.06.2013

UN reveals progress in lowering HIV infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa

UN reveals progress in lowering HIV infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa

New HIV infections among children have been reduced by 50 per cent or more in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations agency spearheading the global AIDS response said today. Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia have reduced new HIV infections among children by half since 2009,… »

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