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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

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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

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Large Price Premiums for Unprotected Sex Among Female Sex Workers in Kenya: A Potential…

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U.S. Leadership ‘Vital’ To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

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 Examines Potential Implications For U.S. Global HIV/AIDS Spending Under Trump…

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


Opinion Pieces Discuss Potential Implications Of Trump Administration On HIV/AIDS Progress

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 Updates Fact Sheet, Timeline On Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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


A Call for Courage in Uncertain Times: Curbing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through Political…

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues as a significant public health threat around the world, most notably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Abraar Karan and Dr. Tom Coates explore the potential for political leadership in the region to strengthen communication strategies through which to influence public attitudes and behaviors.  The HIV/AIDS epidemic is now almost through its fourth decade since becoming established as a major public health concern in the early 1980s


More Action Needed To Protect Young African Women From HIV; 18M People On HIV Treatment, UNAIDS…

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


IDWeek 2016: Brazilian HIV physician describes living with endemic Zika infection

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…)


Starting Small: Treating Kids with HIV

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


HIV positive and living positively

Editor’s note: A wide-reaching PATH project in Western Kenya is having a profound effect on the lives of children and adults by tackling a complicated web of health issues. Meet some of the individuals benefiting from APHIAplus Western, short for AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Zone 1. In the hot sun of early August, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesDelivering new traditions for greater healthA life saved while planning for the unexpectedThe essential fight for positive change ;


HIVR4P 2016: “The undiagnosed and untreated are still the key drivers of the epidemic”

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…)


Indicators measure progress towards providing family planning services at HIV clinics

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…)


HIVR4P 2016: From development to delivery, making innovation useful takes planning

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…)


Health organizations challenged to keep AIDS in the spotlight

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.


HIVR4P 2016: Services for female sex workers show low cost impact

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…)


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