We work from the Community in the response to the HIV epidemic

Corporación Kimirina is a community organization specialized in the response to the HIV epidemic, which, living up to its name "working together for a purpose", is a group of actors who have successfully complemented technical knowledge, transparent management and political commitment in order to achieve a fair and equitable society, in which people with vulnerabilities due to situations of stigma and discrimination or traditionally excluded have a central role in decisions for action, as key populations against HIV.

A panel discussion organized within the virtual edition of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2021) highlighted the importance of making injectable antiretroviral drugs for HIV practical and affordable.

Professor Diane Havlir said that advances in antiretroviral treatment in the last decade were dominated by the emergence of the powerful family of integrase inhibitors and the development of single-pill treatment regimens, but this next decade promises to be the of long-acting drugs.

Professor François Venter stated that in South Africa there is great enthusiasm among patients for long-acting medicines, while healthcare professionals are more concerned with operational challenges.

Build a fairer and healthier world

On World Health Day, which will be celebrated on April 7, 2021, we invite you to join a new campaign to build a fairer and healthier world. We will publish more details here shortly, but below we explain why we do it:

Our world is uneven.

As COVID-19 has shown, some people can lead healthier lives and have better access to health services than others, entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age.

Around the world, some groups are struggling to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing and education conditions and fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality, and have little or no access to safe environments, water and clean air, food safety and health services. All this causes unnecessary suffering, preventable diseases and premature deaths. And it hurts our societies and economies.

This is not only unfair: it is avoidable. That is why we ask leaders to ensure that all people have living and working conditions that promote good health. At the same time, we urge leaders to monitor health inequalities and ensure that all people can access quality health services when and where they need them.

COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been most pronounced in communities that were already vulnerable, that are more exposed to the disease, that are less likely to access quality health services and that have more likely to suffer adverse consequences as a result of measures applied to contain the pandemic.

WHO is committed to ensuring that all people, everywhere, can exercise their right to good health

 

Source: World Health Organization website.

In addition, a study conducted in Africa confirms the recommendation of dolutegravir as a safe and effective treatment for pregnant women with HIV.

 The use of dolutegravir and efavirenz is safe and effective for both pregnant women with HIV and their children, according to data from the DolPHIN-2 trial, presented at the recently held Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the use of dolutegravir (Tivicay®, also in Triumeq® and Dovato®) as part of antiretroviral treatment for pregnant women with HIV. To date the standard treatment of this population was based on efavirenz (Sustiva® or Stocrin®, also Atripla® and Symfi®).

 

NEW YORK, 23 September 2020—The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression. 

WHO, the UN, UNICEF, UNAIDS, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UNESCO, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN Global Pulse initiative and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies  (IFRC), together with the governments of Indonesia, Thailand and Uruguay held a webinar on the margins of the 75th UN General Assembly to draw attention to the harm being done by the spread of misinformation and disinformation, the latter being deliberate misinformation to advance an agenda.

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) not only improves the health and prolongs the lives of people with HIV; It also plays an important role in HIV prevention.

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