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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

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Merck’s HIV patent agreement ignites monopoly criticism

“Pharma giant Merck has become the latest drug company to shareintellectual property rights with a UN-backed patent pool for HIVmedicines, but critics have told SciDev.Net it is “a false Read More

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Continuing the conversation about HIV/AIDS | PublicHealth.org

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Malawi Shifts Global Fund HIV/AIDS Money Away From National AIDS Council

Reuters: Global Fund redirects $574 million from Malawi AIDS council “The Global Fund [as well as the Malawi Country Coordinating Mechanism,] has redirected $574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi’s National AIDS Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for, [the Global Fund] said on…More


PEPFAR, Botswana Working Together To Turn Tide On HIV/AIDS

Botswana Daily News: PEPFAR make strides in combating HIV/AIDS “Botswana in collaboration with the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made considerable strides in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana…” (Busang, 3/23).


HIV Exceptionalism in Sierra Leone: An Interview with Adia Benton

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  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


PEPFAR Releases 11th Annual Report To Congress

U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Eleventh Annual Report to Congress on PEPFAR (2015) PEPFAR released its eleventh annual report to Congress, which discusses its impact on addressing HIV/AIDS. The summary states, “…PEPFAR’s impact far exceeds the reduction of suffering, death, and despair caused by one disease. PEPFAR has built infrastructure, strengthened local health systems, and…More


Violence In CAR Complicating HIV Treatment, Prevention Efforts, Experts Say

Bloomberg Business: Central African Republic Doctors Say War Boosting HIV Prevalence “A conflict in the Central African Republic that has led to the collapse of the country’s health care system is threatening to accelerate the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, according to doctors and medical workers in the country…” (Gridneff, 3/16).


Merck’s HIV patent agreement ignites monopoly criticism

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“Pharma giant Merck has become the latest drug company to shareintellectual property rights with a UN-backed patent pool for HIVmedicines, but critics have told SciDev.Net it is “a false Read More


Conflict Interfering With Consistent Treatment For Syrians With HIV/AIDS

Al-Monitor: Syrian AIDS patients suffer in silence “…Jamal Khamis, the director of the National Program for Combating AIDS at the infectious disease control center, which works in cooperation with the Syrian Health Ministry, revealed in his latest statement to the Baath newspaper in February that by the end of 2014, 833 AIDS cases were recorded…More


Priority setting in HIV/AIDS control in West Java Indonesia: an evaluation based on the…

Background Indonesia has insufficient resources to adequately respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and thus faces a great challenge in prioritizing interventions.


Continuing the conversation about HIV/AIDS | PublicHealth.org

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Publichealth.org | When the AIDS crisis hit 30+ years ago, Americans faced an unparallelled public health scare. Stories of this devastating disease were a staple Read More


Cost Of Condoms, Other Contraceptives Prohibitive In Venezuela

Thomson Reuters Foundation: The high cost of safe sex in Venezuela “With a pack of 36 condoms costing $755 online, the prohibitive cost of safe sex in Venezuela threatens to increase teenage pregnancy and HIV/AIDS rates and the number of backstreet abortions, says local family planning NGO Plafam…” (Maloney, 3/5).


Capitol Hill Briefing Examines HCW Shortages In HIV/AIDS Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, summarizes a Capitol Hill briefing, titled “How To Ensure the Health Workforce We Need To Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation,” organized by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth, and the Elizabeth Glaser…More


HIV trial holds promise for preventing infection

This audio feature examines evidence that an antiretroviral pill may protect homosexual men at risk of infection.


Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingWhile the U.S. government has helped train more than 140,000 healthcare workers through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief since the program was re-authorized in 2008, Africa still needs more than one million healthcare workers to address a critical shortage, U.S.


UNAIDS Commends Nigeria For Establishing HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Law

The Guardian Nigeria: U.N. commends Nigeria’s assent to zero discrimination law “The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has commended Nigeria, and President Goodluck Jonathan for signing the Anti-Discrimination Law which protects persons living with HIV and AIDS against discrimination and stigmatization…” (Musari, 3/2).


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