April 15, 2016

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    Caritas, UNAIDS, PEPFAR and faith organisations make roadmap to end child HIV infection

Caritas, UNAIDS, PEPFAR and faith organisations make roadmap to end child HIV infection

By |15 April 2016|

Caritas and faith-based organisations (FBOs), launched a roadmap this week detailing what needs to be done by 2020 to prevent more children dying from AIDS-related illnesses.

A roadmap for the future of children with HIV

By |11 April 2016|

Massive progress has been made in relation to diagnosis and treatment of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, since the early 1980s. In 2015, UNAIDS announced we reached the milestone of getting 15 million people on anti-retroviral treatment.
  • Epiphanie and Josiane in northern Rwanda are both HIV positive, but thanks to prophylaxis treatment provided through the AIDSRelief consortium, their children are virus-free. Photo by Helen Blakesley/CRS.
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    Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

By |6 April 2016|

Caritas has invited faith-based groups to Rome to lay the groundwork for a roadmap for their greater engagement in diagnosing and treating children living with HIV.

November 30, 2015

Faith organisations key HIV carers

By |30 November 2015|

Ending AIDS as a Public Health Threat: Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) as Key Stakeholders” is a new report by Caritas Internationalis and CHAN (Catholic HIV and AIDS Network)

Ten things you may not know about AIDS

By |30 November 2015|

We mark World AIDS Day on 1st December. Here are some HIV/AIDS facts you may not know

September 30, 2015

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    Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

By |30 September 2015|

Remarks by Pope Francis curiously coincided with the precipitous and remarkable decision by a USA-based pharmaceutical company to raise - by over 5,000% - the price of a 62-year-old medication used by persons living with HIV.

August 21, 2015

Paediatric HIV top priority says leading AIDS researcher

By |21 August 2015|

A well-known AIDS researcher affirms the goal of Caritas Internationalis “HAART for Children Campaign,” which began in 2009 to promote early diagnosis and treatment of mothers and children living with HIV infection

July 22, 2015

Pope Francis promotes HIV/AIDS treatment

By |22 July 2015|

When words of greeting, encouragement, and prayerful solidarity were read out from Pope Francis, strong applause was heard among the six thousand participants in the Opening Session of the International AIDS Society’s 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

January 14, 2015

The Catholic AIDS and HIV Network

By |14 January 2015|

The Catholic AIDS and HIV Network (CHAN) is a network of Catholic Church-related partnership organisations and religious orders from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America.

December 1, 2014

  • A doctor in Cambodia draws blood to test for HIV. Caritas Cambodia staff members also go house to house to make sure patients take their medication. Photo by David Snyder for CRS
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    Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

By |1 December 2014|

Caritas’ response to the HIV epidemics is measured, not only in realizing expected outcomes, but also by the greater enjoyment of human dignity among persons living with or affected by HIV.

July 28, 2014

New tech solutions for HIV

By |28 July 2014|

New technologies offer hope to sick people living in poverty. At an AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, four scientists associated with Catholic institutions discussed ways to measure HIV infections and treat them.

To end AIDS by 2030

By |28 July 2014|

UNAIDS is moving from a strategy of ‘zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, zero discrimination’ to one where 9 out of ten people who are living with HIV know their status, receive therapy and that the virus is surpressed in their bodies.
  • Early treatment and diagnosis of HIV can make a world of difference in bettering the health and prolonging the lives of children across the world. Credit: Karen Kasmauski/Caritas
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    The constant challenges of treating children living with HIV

The constant challenges of treating children living with HIV

By |22 July 2014|

In order to stimulate attention from governments and pharmaceutical companies, Caritas initiated a child advocacy program, the Prescription for Life Letter Writing Campaign, which encourages children to write letters to governments and drug companies to advocate for children with HIV across the world.

People first when planning the way forward for HIV and AIDS

By |21 July 2014|

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, emphasized the importance of putting people first in the fight against AIDS, and reported “we have seen HIV infections drop by 38% since 2001

Spiritual and pastoral care for HIV/AIDS patients

By |21 July 2014|

Wellness is not simply the absence of disease, but is rather a dynamic state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being.

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