HIV/AIDS

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Marching for action on climate change Several dozen Mennonites joined the estimated 400,000 people who walked in the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. Two days later, world leaders met to discuss what actions they will take to address climate change. There is renewed energy for working toward a new…

Read more E-Memo: October 6, 2014

Patricia Kisare writes about the reauthorization of PEPFAR and the concern of its decreased funding in the latest PeaceSigns. One of the most successful global health programs, PEPFAR’s extension comes at a critical juncture in the fight against global HIV/AIDS. While new infections still occur, evidence shows that current prevention and treatment programs have saved…

Read more Congress extends lifeline support to millions around the world

Patricia Kisare writes about the U.S. commitment to addressing HIV in the latest Third Way Cafe. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, care and medicine must be provided to every HIV-positive person while keeping focus on preventing new infections. Antiretroviral medicines have proven to reduce the chance of transmission by 96 percent. Therefore, as more HIV-positive…

Read more HIV: No Longer a Death Sentence

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and the many strides women across the globe have made, we are also reminded of the difficult and complex  fight ahead. While we have made much progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS, women continue to bear the blunt of the epidemic. 50 percent of the world’s population living with…

Read more HIV/AIDS and Women

Patricia Kisare reflects on global progress in treating  HIV/AIDS for Third Way Cafe: According to the United Nations AIDS agency, the global annual rate of new HIV cases dropped by 25 percent over the last ten years, and some6.6 million people were on treatment at the end of 2010. But another 9 million people who…

Read more Treatment is Prevention