PrEP(ucio): An endearing moment from an HIV conference in Lima, Peru.

Dr. Kenneth Mayer stood at the podium, full of Harvard eloquence and exciting data on the tip of his tongue. One could sense anticipation among Read More

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Global recession linked to rising HIV deaths, study finds

Rachael Atherton, Managing Editor, Journal of Global Health|  Press release from the Journal of Global Health, Wednesday, April 15, 2015     Rising unemployment is Read More


HIV Exceptionalism in Sierra Leone: An Interview with Adia Benton

  I recently read the book HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone, by Adia Benton, a medical anthropologist and Assistant Professor at Brown Read More


UNAIDS Renews Call For International Commitment To Develop HIV Vaccine

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency calls for renewed global commitment to develop effective HIV vaccine “To mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, has renewed its call for a sustained worldwide commitment to finding an effective HIV vaccine. Steadfast in leaving nobody behind in the HIV response, UNAIDS…More

BBC Examines Growing HIV/AIDS Epidemic In Russia

BBC News: Fighting HIV where no-one admits it’s a problem “For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and AIDS. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades — and he calls the situation ‘a national…More

Free, Anonymous HIV Testing, Treatment Can Reduce HIV-Related Deaths Among Key Populations In…

World Bank: Expanding Free, Anonymous HIV/AIDS Testing and Treatment Essential to Save Many Lives in Bangkok “There is an HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok. Increasing the availability and use of free and anonymous testing and treatment of HIV infection among all at-risk groups, especially MSM, can stem the…More

U.S. Must Maintain Investments In HIV Vaccine, Prevention Research

The Hill: Choosing the worst time to scale back AIDS research Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC “…For the first time, we can honestly talk about how to end the AIDS epidemic — and we have not only researchers, advocates, and trial participants to thank, but also American taxpayers. But we don’t yet have all…More

U.S. Government Officials Recognize HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Statement from Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day “With no current cure for HIV/AIDS, an HIV vaccine could be a game changer in our effort to control and end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

UHC Targets Must Address Challenges Of Reaching LGBTI People, Other Key Populations

Huffington Post U.K.: Leave No-one Behind in the Post-2015 Health Agenda Alvaro Bermejo, executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…We need to acknowledge that the current UHC target and indicators under the post-2015 goals are falling short of truly addressing the specific challenges and rights of LGBTI people and other key populations. A comprehensive…More

Kenya’s HIV Efforts Hindered By Discrimination; Country Must Protect LGBTI Rights

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Homophobic violence hinders HIV response in Kenya Patrick Mutisya, member of the Key Correspondents network supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…In Kenya, as in many countries, men who have sex with men are cursed, rejected, and even criminalized. Living in such a society prevents many from accessing HIV prevention services and…More

Food Aid Cuts In Burkina Faso Deprive People With HIV/AIDS Of Nutrition, Advocates Say

IRIN: What a funding crisis is doing to AIDS patients in Burkina Faso “For years you couldn’t tell if someone in Burkina Faso had HIV/AIDS just by looking at them. Now it’s getting easier again because cuts in food assistance are depriving them of nutrition, AIDS advocates say. Some 12,000 HIV/AIDS patients who rely on…More

GSK, UNC-Chapel Hill Partner To Establish Research Center, Company Aimed At Finding HIV/AIDS…

New York Times: Drugmaker and University Ally to Seek Cure for AIDS “Years ago, curing AIDS was considered so out of the question that some scientists dared not even mention the possibility. But in the latest sign that attitudes are changing, the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is teaming up with the University of North Carolina…More

At Senate Subcommittee Hearing, Elton John Tells Congress To Continue Funding For Global…

News outlets report on Senate State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on global health programs held on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse: U.S. must lead on AIDS funding: Elton John “Elton John forecast Wednesday the end of AIDS in his lifetime — but only if the United States keeps leading the world in bankrolling…More

In Capitol Hill Appearance, Elton John Urges Congress To Continue Global HIV/AIDS Funding

Roll Call: Graham, Leahy Host Elton John to Promote Fight Against HIV/AIDS “Sens. Lindsey Graham and Patrick J. Leahy hosted Sir Elton John at the Capitol Tuesday evening as part of a push to ensure funding for the bipartisan effort to combat AIDS. … ‘Our work is not done yet,’ Elton John said. ‘Although PEPFAR…More

Evaluation of antiretroviral treatment programme monitoring in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Introduction The provision of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV infection is a key strategy in addressing the high burden of HIV/AIDS in South Africa and improving the quality and length of life for those infected.

With Proper Political Will, Funding, Armenia Can Become First EECA Country To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS? Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…For people who have been diagnosed with HIV [in Armenia], treatment is now accessible to all those eligible for it, with most people on therapy having viral loads below the threshold…More

PEPFAR Addressing Disproportionate Effects Of HIV/AIDS On Women, Particularly In Africa

VOA News: Young Women Bear HIV Burden “The head of PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, says young women and girls are disproportionally affected by HIV. Dr. Deborah Birx said seven thousand young women are infected each week with the AIDS virus — mostly in Africa. … Ambassador Birx is helping to lead…More

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