HIV infection rates increasing in 74 countries

DURBAN, South Africa — While the world has made progress reducing the number of people who die from AIDS every year by expanding access to life-saving drug treatments, many countries are increasingly failing to prevent the spread of HIV. That’s the disturbing gist of a new report released here at the 21st International AIDS Conference

Upcoming Expert Panel: Overcoming Barriers to High-Quality TB Treatment During HIV Co-infection

While the guidelines are clear about the need to treat tuberculosis in the setting HIV infection, the reality is that many patients with HIV/TB co-infection Read More

Large Price Premiums for Unprotected Sex Among Female Sex Workers in Kenya: A Potential…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets Examining Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic, PEPFAR’s…

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic This updated fact sheet provides information on current HIV prevalence and incidence, prevention and treatment strategies, and the U.S. and global responses to the epidemic (1/19). Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) This updated fact sheet examines the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan…More

Former U.S. Rep. Waxman Expresses Concern Over Appointment Of Katy Talento As Trump Health…

BuzzFeed News: Trump Health Adviser Linked HIV/AIDS Research To Prostitution “President-elect Donald Trump’s new health policy adviser, Katy Talento, tried to kill funding for HIV/AIDS research by claiming the money was going to support Russian prostitution, and she has suggested women can avoid the Zika virus by having their husbands sleep on top of the…More

PolitiFact Examines Global Mortality Data For HIV, TB

PolitiFact: Does tuberculosis top HIV/AIDS as the deadlier disease? “…[In a January 7 opinion piece in The Hill, Harvard student Nick] Seymour said tuberculosis is now a bigger killer than HIV/AIDS. Numbers from the United Nations and the World Health Organization support that, but another equally credible source, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation…More

How U.S., Other Nations Addresses Climate Change Will Impact Nations’ Abilities To Manage HIV…

The Conversation: How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS Brian King, associate professor of geography at Pennsylvania State University “The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and conflicts…More

PrEP, Combined With Other Prevention Methods, Could End AIDS, NIAID Director Says

Financial Times: The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for AIDS? “…The question for many — both activists and clinicians — is whether greater use of PrEP alongside more widespread diagnosis and early treatment could finally herald the end of HIV/AIDS. … But PrEP drugs cannot put an end to HIV/AIDS on their own, [NIAID Director…More

PEPFAR Releases 2017 Draft Guidance, Calls On Civil Society To Review, Submit Feedback By Jan….

PEPFAR: Feedback Requested on the Draft PEPFAR Fiscal Year 2017 Country/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Guidance “PEPFAR’s stakeholders are a critical part of efforts toward achieving sustained control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and, ultimately, an AIDS-free generation. All stakeholders and other interested parties are invited to review and provide feedback on the draft PEPFAR Fiscal Year…More

World AIDS Day 2016: On the Road to an AIDS-Free Generation

Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthPartners In Health community health worker Lucrecia M. Sherman visits the home of HIV patient Lucy Farr in Harper, Liberia, on Sept. 24, 2015. Partners In Health’s community-based HIV work has proved to the world that excellent, lifesaving HIV care can be delivered to people living in the world’s poorest regions, writes Dr.

U.S. Military’s HIV Prevention Program Responds To Disease In American Troops, Assists Other…

Defense Video Imagery Distribution System: The U.S. Military’s Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS: Spreading Cooperation While Stopping the Spread of Disease Rick Shaffer, director of the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) at the Naval Health Research Center, discusses the U.S. military’s efforts to respond to HIV in U.S. troops and globally, describing the history…More

Global Philanthropic Funding For HIV/AIDS Reaches Highest Level Since 2008, FCAA Report Says

Funders Concerned About AIDS: New Funders Concerned About AIDS Report Shows Highest Philanthropic Funding Point Since 2008 “Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA), the leading voice on philanthropic resources for the global AIDS epidemic, [last week] released its 14th annual Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS report. This year’s findings indicate that global philanthropic funding to fight…More

Sub-Saharan African Political Leaders Must Commit To Effective, Constructive Communication…

PLOS Blogs’ “Translational Global Health”: A Call for Courage in Uncertain Times: Curbing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through Political Leadership Abraar Karan, an MPH candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a graduate of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and Thomas J. Coates, director of the UCLA David Geffen…More

U.S. Leadership ‘Vital’ To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: World AIDS Day: U.S. Tradition of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS Alice Manos, communications intern at the USGLC, discusses U.S. efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, writing, “American leadership is vital to helping achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation.

Devex Examines Potential Implications For U.S. Global HIV/AIDS Spending Under Trump…

Devex: What the Trump administration could mean for U.S. HIV/AIDS spending “HIV/AIDS advocates are warning against any cuts to U.S. spending on the fight against the disease as the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump determines how it will approach global assistance. … While Trump has not said anything specifically about the PEPFAR budget, comments…More

Opinion Pieces Discuss Potential Implications Of Trump Administration On HIV/AIDS Progress

The Guardian: America under Trump must not overlook the importance of women in battling HIV Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity “…As we mark World AIDS Day with a Trump-Pence administration looming, we must redouble our commitment to advancing the health and rights of women and girls. Advocates, donors, and…More

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheet, Timeline On Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic This updated fact sheet provides information on current HIV prevalence and incidence data, prevention and treatment strategies, and the U.S. and global responses to the epidemic (11/29). Kaiser Family Foundation: Global HIV/AIDS Timeline This updated timeline serves as reference tool for the many political, scientific, cultural, and community…More

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