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Second Chances, by Susan Reynolds Whyte, was published by Duke University Press in 2014.

Patients “Achieving” Healthcare in LMICs: Reflections on “Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda”

I recently read the book Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda, edited by Susan Reynolds Whyte, a medical anthropologist who has been conducting research and Read More

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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

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Drug-Resistant TB Threatens South Africa’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, BBC Reports

BBC News: The battle to beat HIV in South Africa “…One of the goals [of the MDGs] was to combat HIV, AIDS, and other diseases. HIV is the world’s largest epidemic with around 35 million people living with the disease. The country with the greatest proportion of those [cases] is South Africa with more than…More


International Support, Political Will Can Help Belarus Work Toward Ending AIDS Epidemic

Huffington Post: Postcard From Belarus Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…Belarus has succeeded in maintaining an overall low prevalence (0.4 percent) and incidence rates of HIV, about a third lower than its immediate neighbors. … Belarus has made spectacular progress in fighting TB. It…More


HIV/AIDS Efforts Must Be Stepped Up To Maintain Progress, UNAIDS-Lancet Commission Study Says

Financial Times: U.N.-backed report warns against complacency in fight against AIDS “…[Peter Piot, the] director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said the world must step up its battle against HIV if the big advances of recent years are not to be squandered. High quality global journalism requires investment. He was speaking…More


UNITAID Chair Douste-Blazy Speaks About Organization’s Efforts To Fund Treatments,…

Huffington Post: How Airline Tickets and Oil Barrels Can End Extreme Poverty Katherine Keating, contributing editor of The WorldPost and executive producer of the One on One Series “…UNITAID is a global health organization that utilizes innovative financing to increase funding for international development, more specifically; greater access to treatments and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS, malaria,…More


Men Play Critical Role In Global Efforts Toward AIDS-Free Generation

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: On Father’s Day, Recognizing Men’s Critical Role in HIV/AIDS Response In recognition of Father’s Day, Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S.


Russian Government’s Focus On HIV Treatment Poses Challenges For Advocates Working To Prevent…

Agence France-Presse: Activists struggle in fight with Russian AIDS epidemic “…The figures show the [Russian] government’s [HIV/AIDS] policy — focusing exclusively on treatment rather than prevention — is having disastrous consequences. The number of Russians registered with HIV rose to around 930,000 as of last year from around 500,000 in 2010, according to official statistics,…More


Patients “Achieving” Healthcare in LMICs: Reflections on “Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda”

Second Chances, by Susan Reynolds Whyte, was published by Duke University Press in 2014.

I recently read the book Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda, edited by Susan Reynolds Whyte, a medical anthropologist who has been conducting research and Read More


UNAIDS, A.U. Joint Report Addresses HIV Prevention, Treatment Among African Women, Girls

U.N. News Centre: Women and girls in Africa ‘being left behind’ in fight against HIV/AIDS — U.N. report “…In order to guide regional and global advocacy and inform political dialogue on HIV prevention and treatment among young women and adolescent girls, UNAIDS and the African Union have launched a joint report entitled Empower young women…More


U.S. Will Maintain Technical Presence In South Africa’s AIDS Programming, Ambassador Says

News24: U.S. to remain involved in SA’s fight against AIDS “…U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard said [on the sidelines of the South African AIDS Conference in Durban that] while the world’s largest economy and South Africa’s biggest donor in fighting HIV/AIDS is slowly reducing their financial aid, the U.S. intends [on] maintaining a technical presence, staying…More


First South African HIV Stigma Index Released At National AIDS Conference

News outlets highlight findings from a new report on HIV/AIDS stigma that was released at the 7th South African AIDS Conference. Business Day: Index uncovers stigma levels experienced by people living with HIV “A third of South Africans living with HIV say they have experienced stigma and a tenth have contemplated suicide, according to SA’s…More


G7 Leaders Should Make Firm Commitment, Act To End AIDS

Devex: Making HIV and AIDS rhetoric a reality once and for all Mike Podmore, policy manager with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “This time 10 years ago, world leaders of what was then the G8 made a historic commitment to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support by 2010. United Nations member states went…More


U.N. Special Envoy Examines Association Between TB, Poverty In Europe

BMJ Blogs: Michel Kazatchkine: Tuberculosis and poverty in Europe Michel Kazatchkine, the U.N. secretary general’s special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, discusses TB eradication efforts in Europe and the disease’s link to poverty, writing, “…Different pathways, including poor and crowded conditions of living, contribute to the strong positive correlation that exists…More


It’s (UN) official: South Korea’s mandatory HIV testing for foreigners is racial discrimination

Note: This was cross-posted to the IH Blog. South Korea has come under fire in recent years for its treatment of immigrants, migrant workers, and Read More


Investment In HIV/AIDS Vaccine R&D Must Be Scaled Up

Global Health Technology Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Four reasons now is the time to ramp up investment in HIV/AIDS vaccine R&D Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, reports from a recent briefing on Capitol Hill that “convened leaders in the field to discuss the state of HIV/AIDS vaccine research and development (R&D). … [T]he discussion illustrated four…More


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