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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USAID Newsletter Looks Back On Agency’s 2017 Global Health Efforts

USAID’s “Global Health News”: 2017: A YEAR IN REVIEW “As 2017 ends, we share some key global health events, milestones, and highlights from the past 12 months of our efforts at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to prevent child and maternal deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and combat infectious diseases” (December 2017).

Trump Dismisses Remaining Members Of Presidential Advisory Council On HIV/AIDS

Newsweek: Trump fires HIV/AIDS Council in its entirety by FedEx letter, report claims “President Donald Trump fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) [December 27, 2017], reportedly informing them without explanation with a letter delivered by FedEx…” (Paton, 12/29). New York Times: Trump Ends Terms of Remaining Members of HIV…More

Blog Post Explores Global Fund’s Efforts To Address HIV Drug Resistance Worldwide

Friends of the Global Fight: Vigilance in Tackling Drug Resistance in the Global Battle Against HIV In this blog post, the third in a series of posts exploring the threat that drug resistance poses to HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria efforts, Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer, and John McMannis, communications manager, both at Friends of…More

Kenya, Global Fund Sign New Grants Worth $380M To Accelerate Efforts Against AIDS, TB, Malaria

Xinhua News: Kenya secures 380 mln USD from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB “The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis on Friday [signed grants worth] 380 million U.S. dollars [for] Kenya’s ministry of health and partners to support the war against the three infectious diseases that are leading cause of…More

USAID, Sri Lanka Launch HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership To Support Efforts To End…

Xinhua News: Sri Lanka partners with U.S. to end HIV/AIDS in country by 2025 “Sri Lanka and the United States have launched a two-year HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership to fast track government efforts to end AIDS in the country by 2025, a local media report said here Tuesday. [The] U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)…More

Experts Discuss U.S. HIV/AIDS Funding Trends, Future Outlook At KFF/FCAA Web Briefing

American Journal of Managed Care: The Past, Present, and Future of HIV Funding “A Kaiser Family Foundation web briefing navigated the HIV/AIDS funding landscape, taking a look at trends over time, the latest data, and what we might expect in the future. When analyzing federal funding by the U.S. government for HIV both home and…More

FCAA Report Finds Overall HIV/AIDS Philanthropic Funding Increased In 2016

FCAA: Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2016 Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) released their annual report on philanthropic funding for HIV/AIDS efforts. The report finds that “HIV/AIDS-related giving among private philanthropic organizations in 15 countries totaled approximately $680 million in 2016, representing a two percent increase ($16 million) from 2015, and the highest amount…More

Transcript, Videos Of Washington Post Live HIV/AIDS Event Available Online

Washington Post: Transcript – Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Videos and a transcript of “Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic,” a Washington Post Live event convening top health officials, researchers, and advocates for a discussion about HIV/AIDS, are available online (12/5).

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Articles Focusing On HIV/AIDS

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: World AIDS Day messages with urgency every day, and more Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses recent articles focused on HIV/AIDS in light of World AIDS Day, including articles on the U.S. government’s commitment to PEPFAR and a large HIV prevention…More

Global Efforts To Address HIV/AIDS Making Progress Toward Quality Targets; HIV-Positive Youth…

Devex: Global fight against HIV/AIDS moves toward feasible targets, UNAIDS finds “Without a vaccine or a cure for HIV/AIDS, it could prove difficult to end the epidemic by 2030, according to Simon Bland, the director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS New York office. But UNAIDS is still working toward feasible, quantitative targets…More

Mexico City Policy Could Threaten Progress Made Against Global AIDS

HuffPost: The Global Gag Rule Impacts Hard-Fought Progress On HIV/AIDS Relief Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…The expansion of the Global Gag Rule will roll back hard-fought progress and long-standing U.S. leadership on HIV/AIDS relief around the world, especially for key populations on the front lines of efforts to fight HIV.…More

Pharmaceutical Industry Should Fulfill 4 Key Commitments In Efforts To Stop Spread Of HIV

Project Syndicate: Four Ways to Beat HIV/AIDS Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan “…The pharmaceutical industry has a responsibility to expand access to testing and treatment, and to help stop the spread of HIV once and for all. Fulfilling four key commitments will make this goal achievable. For starters, pharmaceutical companies should do more to increase…More

Trump Administration, U.S. Congress Should Fully Fund PEPFAR, Global Fund, Continue Leadership…

CNN: President Trump must lead the global fight against HIV/AIDS, not surrender it Tom Hart, North America executive director of the ONE Campaign “After 15 years of strong, bipartisan American leadership and incredible progress in the global fight against AIDS, the Trump administration appears ready to trade the iconic red ribbon for the white flag…More

CSIS Commentary Discusses Role Of U.S. Leadership In Global HIV/AIDS Efforts

Center for Strategic and International Studies: World AIDS Day 2017: Time for the United States to Recommit to the Global HIV Fight Sara M. Allinder, deputy director and senior fellow at CSIS’s Global Health Policy Center, discusses progress on global HIV/AIDS, as well as U.S. efforts and spending. Allinder concludes, “The United States should recommit…More

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