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
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
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U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: World AIDS Day: U.S. Tradition of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS Alice Manos, communications intern at the USGLC, discusses U.S. efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, writing, “American leadership is vital to helping achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation.
Devex: What the Trump administration could mean for U.S. HIV/AIDS spending “HIV/AIDS advocates are warning against any cuts to U.S. spending on the fight against the disease as the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump determines how it will approach global assistance. … While Trump has not said anything specifically about the PEPFAR budget, comments…More
The Guardian: America under Trump must not overlook the importance of women in battling HIV Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity “…As we mark World AIDS Day with a Trump-Pence administration looming, we must redouble our commitment to advancing the health and rights of women and girls. Advocates, donors, and…More
Kaiser Family Foundation: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic This updated fact sheet provides information on current HIV prevalence and incidence data, prevention and treatment strategies, and the U.S. and global responses to the epidemic (11/29). Kaiser Family Foundation: Global HIV/AIDS Timeline This updated timeline serves as reference tool for the many political, scientific, cultural, and community…More
The Guardian: U.N. calls for urgent action to protect young women from HIV/AIDS in Africa “Urgent action is needed to help and protect girls and young women from AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, thousands of whom are still being infected with HIV every week, the U.N. says. Many adolescent girls do not know they have the…More
Categories: IDWeek2016Tags: Brazil, HIV, zikaNew Orleans, La – The most disturbing thing about having Zika, Dr. Mauro Schechter said, was pruritus, or severe itching. But severe itching isn’t the right way to describe it, he said at IDWeek’s opening plenary. It felt as if “you have pins coming from inside out, plus itching,” he said. “Maybe it’s a sign […](Read more…)
Photo by Zack DeClerck / Partners In HealthDr. Sara Stulac (left) and Anatole Manzi (right) look through an album of children who were among their first pediatric patients to receive treatment for HIV in Rwanda. “You’re going to cry because you’re looking at the kids,” says Dr. Sara Stulac, putting her hand on Anatole Manzi’s shoulder. The two sat next to each other in Partners In Health’s office in Boston, bent over a thick pink and yellow album containing photographs of 184 Rwandan children—all patients of theirs living with HIV
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Categories: HIV R4P 2016CHICAGO – While basic science discussed here lays the ground work for steps through laboratories and clinics that are hoped to lead eventually to lasting control of HIV, a starting session today explored the realities that, confronted immediately, will slow the pandemic’s momentum, and lower its toll. From the hardest hit countries in Africa to the […](Read more…)
Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe following is a guest post by Mary Freyder, MPH of Community Health and Behavioral Health Department, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine The HIV epidemic disproportionately affects women of reproductive age, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 60 percent of people living with HIV are women. In support of the global 90-90-90 targets, […](Read more…)
Categories: HIV R4P 2016CHICAGO – Anne Philpott of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development got curious as she scanned the program of this uniquely HIV-prevention oriented conference, and conducted a keyword search. She found: 996 references to PrEP (or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis); 841 references to sex (including references to sexually transmitted infections); 219 references to ARV (or antiretroviral medicines that […](Read more…)
Stigma against LGBT communities remains a challenge for organizations that work with HIV/AIDS patients. But the biggest challenge of all might be keeping the disease in the spotlight.
Categories: HIV R4P 2016CHICAGO – Presentations this morning highlighted efforts to reach female sex workers with data from studies in South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya that provided HIV self-testing, antiretroviral treatment, pre-exposure prophylactic use of antiretroviral drugs — PrEP — and other services. In a South Africa study looking at the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of engaging female sex workers […](Read more…)