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“If I Take My Medicine, I Will Be Strong: ” Evaluation of a Pediatric HIV Disclosure

Background: Despite known benefits, only a small proportion of HIV-infected children in sub-Saharan Africa know their status and limited disclosure interventions exist.

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Changes in Metabolic Syndrome Status After Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy

Background: Data on changes in metabolic syndrome (MetS) status in HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy (ART) are limited.

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Congress adds $300 million to PEPFAR for FY15

The world’s largest humanitarian and health program dedicated to defeating a single disease will have more to work with in the coming year, with a Congressional spending bill released Tuesday that increases, or maintains from last year’s allocations almost all areas of global health spending for fiscal year 2015. The bill includes a $300 million […](Read more…)

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Global Life Expectancy Up More Than 6 Years From 1990; Southern Africa Still Facing Declines…

News outlets report on a new study, led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and published in The Lancet, showing a global increase in life expectancy. Agence France-Presse: Global life expectancy rises: study “People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 65.3 in…More


amfAR Grants Will Support Research On HIV Service Delivery Among Key Populations In LMICs

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research: amfAR Announces New Grants to Support Implementation Science Research Among Key Affected Populations “In an effort to address the unrelenting disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender individuals — collectively known as ‘GMT’ — amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS…More


Cambodians Infected With HIV In Remote Village Likely Caused By Contaminated Needles

Agence France-Presse: Cambodia village reports mass HIV/AIDS infection “Cambodian health authorities on Tuesday said more than 80 people — including children and the elderly — who tested positive for HIV/AIDS in a single remote village may have been infected by contaminated needles…” (12/16). Radio Free Asia: More Than 80 Cambodian Villagers Test Positive For HIV/AIDS…More


Bill Gates Reflects On Global Health Progress Made In 2014

Gates Notes: Good News You May Have Missed In 2014 Bill Gates reflects on global health progress made in 2014, including a decrease in under-five deaths worldwide; milestones met in HIV/AIDS efforts; the widespread implementation of a rotavirus vaccine; a new TB treatment regimen; and Nigeria’s success in eliminating Ebola (12/15).


“If I Take My Medicine, I Will Be Strong: ” Evaluation of a Pediatric HIV Disclosure

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Background: Despite known benefits, only a small proportion of HIV-infected children in sub-Saharan Africa know their status and limited disclosure interventions exist.


African Men Need To Be Greater Focus Of HIV Treatment, Prevention Strategies, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: AIDS Response Is Leaving African Men Behind “Mention gender inequality in AIDS and the fact that more women than men live with HIV pops up. But another, rarely spoken about gendered difference is proving lethal to men with HIV. Research reveals that, across Africa, men have lower rates of HIV testing, enrollment…More


Changes in Metabolic Syndrome Status After Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy

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Background: Data on changes in metabolic syndrome (MetS) status in HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy (ART) are limited.


Community Organization Educates Sex Workers In Mozambique About HIV/AIDS Prevention

The Guardian: Mozambique sex workers learn to put life before money as HIV rates increase “… ‘We tell the women: first life, then money,’ says Esperanza Malumbe, the founder of a local community-based organization, Abavamo, which aims to educate and empower Mozambican sex workers. … Abavamo not only hands out condoms and femidoms to the…More


Interpersonal Violence 3rd Leading Cause Of Death Globally Among Adult Men, U.N. Report Shows

News outlets report on findings from the recently released U.N. report, Global status report on violence prevention 2014. The Guardian: Murder is third biggest killer of men aged 15-44 “Nearly half a million people were murdered in 2012, making it the third leading cause of death globally for men aged 15-44 years (after HIV/AIDS and…More


FCAA Report Examines Philanthropic Funding For HIV/AIDS, Shows Decrease

Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA): Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2013 The latest edition of this annual report from FCAA shows that “[f]unding to address HIV/AIDS from global private philanthropic institutions totaled $592 million in 2012, an 8% decrease from 2012, and the lowest level of funding since 2007” (December 2014).


Congress adds $300 million to PEPFAR for FY15

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The world’s largest humanitarian and health program dedicated to defeating a single disease will have more to work with in the coming year, with a Congressional spending bill released Tuesday that increases, or maintains from last year’s allocations almost all areas of global health spending for fiscal year 2015. The bill includes a $300 million […](Read more…)


Communities In Eastern Europe, Central Asia Warn Against Cuts To HIV, TB Funding

Inter Press Service: Marginalized Communities Warn of AIDS/TB “Tragedy” in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…The EECA is home to the world’s only growing HIV/AIDS epidemic and is the single most-affected region by the spread of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). For years, HIV/AIDS and TB programs in many of its countries have been heavily, or…More


New PEPFAR Partnership Will Help Prevent HIV Among Girls, Young Women In Eastern, Southern…

Huffington Post: PEPFAR, Nike Foundation and Gates Foundation Partnership Restores Hope for an AIDS-free Future for Girls Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat global HIV/AIDS “…Despite success in other areas, like prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, HIV prevention efforts to date have not successfully addressed the many challenges that make…More


Blog Post Examines Funders Concerned About AIDS Report

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HIV dollars drop with waning philanthropic funds … and a goodbye to England’s Rose Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a recently released report, titled “Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2013,” from Funders…More


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