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Promising signs from UNAIDS to include HIV care and support

14 November 2012

Care and support is one of the crucial pillars of a comprehensive response to HIV, alongside prevention and treatment. Yet care and support for people with HIV and their carers and families, has long been neglected, particularly in the... Keep reading


Depression common in people with HIV and among their children and carers

08 November 2012

It is becoming increasingly evident that for many people with HIV, physical health is not the only issue. For many people living with the virus; emotional, psychological, social and spiritual - psychosocial - support is extremely important as well.... Keep reading


International Day for Disaster Reduction: Older women leading the way in community resilience

12 October 2012

This International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), I was thinking how much HelpAge's work on disaster risk reduction has expanded over the past few years. Our work in communities to help older people respond to disasters is much better... Keep reading


World Humanitarian Day 2012 and older people: Helping them help each other

16 August 2012

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is celebrated internationally on 19 August to raise awareness of humanitarian work and the people who risk their lives to provide aid to people in need. This year's campaign is about inspiring the spirit of... Keep reading


AIDS 2012: Reflections of the past week

01 August 2012

Last week, I attended AIDS 2012 in Washington DC. Along with me and HIV Policy Advisor, Rachel Albone, other HelpAge staff working on HIV, from our partner organisations, were also present at the conference. Immediately, I felt there was... Keep reading

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