About: HIV

Development Policy 02-11-2016

Ex-development minister: ‘If men were the ones giving birth, healthcare would be better equipped’

Hundreds of thousands of women die during or after childbirth, and HIV often affects young women in poorer countries. Germany’s former Development Minister, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul told EURACTIV Germany that the EU has to do more to empower women.

Health 06-07-2016

Preventative drugs paving the way in fight against HIV

New drugs intended to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS were one of the stars of a medical conference held last year in Vancouver. This year’s edition will outline whether they are a viable treatment. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.

Health 16-06-2016

Madagascar’s AIDS epidemic rages on undetected

An AIDS epidemic is sweeping through Madagascar’s high-risk populations, including gay men and sex workers. But a low detection rate means the statistics do not match the reality. EURACTIV France reports.

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Health 29-10-2015

You probably have herpes, says the WHO

Two-thirds of the world's population under 50 have the highly infectious herpes virus that causes cold sores around the mouth, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday (28 October), in its first estimate of global prevalence of the disease.

Development Policy 16-09-2015

Three videos that explain this month’s big event in New York

If you haven’t heard about the Global Goals yet, you will soon. Later this month, leaders from around the world will get together at the United Nations in New York to agree on the world’s development agenda for the next 15 years—what they’re calling the Global Goals.

Development Policy 23-01-2015

Melinda Gates suggests Vatican should approve modern contraceptives

Challenged to comment on Pope Francis' recent comment that Catholics shouldn’t “breed like rabbits”, Melinda Gates told a Brussels audience that women in developing countries should be educated, and use modern methods of contraception in family planning.

Health 01-12-2014

Urgent action needed against ‘duo infernale’ of HIV and tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) and multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are currently experiencing a dangerous upsurge across Europe. It is a public health crisis that is receiving too little attention, write Giovanni Battista Migliori and Stefano Alberti.

Experts meet to discuss vaccinations and their significance in pulling developing countries out of a vicious cycle of poverty and disease. [Kristian Fetz]
Development Policy 01-07-2014

Berlin panel: vaccines save lives and economies

An estimated 1.5 million children will die from preventable diseases this year because they do not have access to vaccinations. At a June 25 workshop hosted by EURACTIV Germany, experts discussed current opportunities and challenges for health development in the world's poorest countries. EURACTIV.de reports

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Development Policy 01-08-2013

EU pressed to do more to combat AIDS in Eastern Europe

AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are infectious diseases that together kill millions of people every year.
Recent EU and international efforts have resulted in a dramatic decrease of the global mortality rate caused by these infections, especially in Africa. However, the situation is now heading in the wrong direction in Eastern Europe. 

Health 21-01-2008

SMEs called to join HIV/AIDS fight in Africa

A report by Business Action for Africa highlights the role the private sector plays in fighting HIV/AIDS in developing countries and urges for best practice to be shared more effectively in order to involve more companies, in particular SMEs, in the process.

Health 27-11-2007

Experts call for earlier HIV testing in Europe

Health experts and stakeholders at the 'HIV in Europe 2007' conference have called on EU states to step up early diagnosis in a drive to improve the lives of people living with HIV and reduce transmission of the disease.

Health 14-11-2007

AIDS/HIV

HIV/AIDS is still prevalent, not only in developing countries but also in Europe. The number of reported HIV cases in EU member states has doubled since 1998 and half of the new cases affect people aged 15-25. A number of EU initiatives aim to increase understanding and awareness of HIV/AIDS issues and bring relief to the third world.

Health 09-07-2007

Interview: HIV/AIDS ‘growing rapidly’ in EU border countries

The EU should be more concerned about the fast-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in eastern Europe, says the executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, who also warns about 'its very dangerous combination' with drug-resistant tuberculosis in those countries.

Health 09-07-2007

‘EU has no real HIV/AIDS strategy for neighbouring countries’

Europe's strategy to combat HIV/AIDS in its neighbouring countries is mere words on paper and EU investment being put behind the response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in these countries is far from being enough, argues the executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Health 01-06-2007

EU to emphasise need for solidarity in access to AIDS drugs

The EU-27 health ministers have signalled their intention to negotiate with the pharmaceutical industry on access to anti-retroviral treatments at accessible prices, highlighting the need for solidarity with poorer nations.

Health 15-03-2007

Ministers invite media and business to join HIV/AIDS fight

Health ministers from Europe and neighbouring countries have invited the private sector, in particular the media, employers and pharmaceutical industry, to contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Health 13-03-2007

Ministers discuss EU’s HIV/AIDS prevention strategy

"As we are currently unable to heal AIDS, we have to focus our efforts on preventing infection," argued German Health Minister Ulla Schmidt at a ministerial conference on HIV/AIDS.

Public Affairs 01-12-2006

AIDS – remember me?

On the eve of the World AIDS Day, celebrated on 1 December, the Commission recognises the best European TV commercial aimed to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS.

Health 16-11-2006

AIDS on rise in Europe

The number of reported HIV cases in member states has doubled since 1998 and half of the new cases affect people aged 15-25. A Commission campaign aims to remind young people that HIV/AIDS is still prevalent.

Health 04-10-2006

Misconceptions on HIV/AIDS still high

The latest Eurobarometer on HIV/AIDS has shown that although levels of awareness regarding the epidemic are generally high, citizens from new member states are most likely to be misinformed on the issue.

Health 27-06-2006

EU fight against drugs: prevention, third country assistance

Three Commissioners have joined forces to develop a comprehensive policy to fight drugs in the EU. The aim is to reduce both supply and demand.

Health 20-12-2005

Commission to promote safe sex

The Commission is concerned that prevention of HIV/AIDS has become less of a focus and is emphasising the importance of public private partnerships to tackle the disease.

Health 02-08-2005

Commission gives extra money to fight poverty-related diseases

The Commission has allocated an extra 58 million euro to fight three poverty-related diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Survey: Business do too little about the HIV/AIDS epidemic

A 2004 survey of business executives reveals that around
three-quarters of companies have no HIV/AIDS policy. Only in
countries where HIV prevalence hits the 20% mark do the
majority of companies establish policies.