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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.
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 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.
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
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 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 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.
Health 06-12-2004

HIV/AIDS tops Health Council’s agenda

Health ministers will debate the EU’s strategy on HIV/AIDS, discuss a new proposal on children’s medicines and exchange views on the proposal on nutrition and health claims on food labels.
Health 24-11-2004

UN report: number of HIV sufferers reaches new high

The number of people living with HIV has reached 39.4 million people worldwide - with high increases reported from EU's neighbouring Russia and Ukraine, according to an annual AIDS report.
Health 16-09-2004

Ministers gather to discuss strategy to tackle HIV/AIDS

With the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the rise particularly in the Baltics and Western Europe, health ministers and scientists are due to meet in Vilnius to agree action points to fight the scourge.
Health 24-02-2004

EU urged to appoint Commissioner for fight against HIV/AIDS

A two-day conference (23-24 February) hosted by the Irish Presidency is focussing on the growing crisis in Eastern Europe and central Asia where the HIV/AIDS epidemic is the fastest growing worldwide.

Survey: business could do more in fight against HIV/AIDS

More incentives are needed to step up the business response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, concludes a recent report by the World Economic Forum.
Health 02-09-2003

EU helps Africa combat AIDS and other diseases

Commissioner Busquin presented an EU clinical trials programme to health ministers in Johannesburg, calling for better training and career development of African scientists.