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Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.

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Toward an HIV vaccine: A scientific journey

An interesting discussion by Dr. Anthony Fauci (Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH) and Dr. Hilary Marston, medical Read More

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Trial of Early ARVs and Isoniazid Preventive Therapy in Africa

Early ARVs and 6 months of IPT led to lower rates of severe illness than did deferred ARVs and no IPT. A Trial of Early Antiretrovirals and Read More

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Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

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Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.


Extend HIV treatment to all, WHO to recommend

The advice to expand treatment beyond vulnerable groups follows studies showing the benefits of early intervention.


Suniti Solomon, HIV/AIDS Researcher Who Detected India’s First Case In 1986, Passes Away

EH News Bureau/Financial Express: Dr. Suniti Solomon, pioneer in HIV research and treatment in India, passes away “Dr. Suniti Solomon, whose team was the first to document evidence of HIV infection in India in 1986, died at her residence in Chennai on Tuesday morning…” (Janardhanan, 7/29). Huffington Post India: Suniti Solomon, Doctor Who Awakened India…More


Kenya To Benefit From DREAMS Project Aimed At Preventing HIV Among Young Women

VOA News: Kenya Joins HIV DREAMS Project “Kenya will be getting new support to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls. President Obama announced Sunday that Kenya would be included in the DREAMS project. It’s funded by the U.S., the Nike Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” (DeCapua, 7/27).


Ukraine Government, Other Parties Must Work To Allow U.N. Convoy Carrying Medicines Into…

New York Times: An AIDS Crisis in Ukraine Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…[In Ukraine’s Donbass region, m]ore than 8,000 patients being treated for HIV or drug dependence have had life-saving medicines cut off, or will soon be without them, unless action is taken right…More


Toward an HIV vaccine: A scientific journey

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An interesting discussion by Dr. Anthony Fauci (Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH) and Dr. Hilary Marston, medical Read More


Political Leadership, Full Financing Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: This Is the Way to Beat AIDS Julio Montaner, director of B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS “…The world has now come to agreement that we need to provide treatment as early as possible (regardless of CD4 cell count level) to those living with HIV. … Meeting the [U.N.’s] 90-90-90 target by 2020…More


amfAR Announces Beta Launch Of PEPFAR Country/Regional Operational Plan Database

amfAR: amfAR Launches PEPFAR Country/Regional Operational Plan Database “amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, [Wednesday] announced the beta launch of its PEPFAR Country/Regional Operational Plan database, a comprehensive, navigable database of PEPFAR’s planned funding of HIV/AIDS activities from 2007 to 2014. … The database enables users to analyze planned funding data extracted from PEPFAR’s publicly…More


Successes in HIV Overshadow Failures in TB

The world is celebrating a giant milestone in the fight against HIV: 15 million people are now on lifesaving treatment using highly effective antiretroviral drugs! It’s a huge win for global health, and of course for the millions whose lives have been saved.


Pulitzer Center-Sponsored Series Examines HIV/AIDS Efforts In Tijuana, San Diego

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: HIV/AIDS in Tijuana and San Diego In a series of articles, Science magazine reporter Jon Cohen and photojournalist Malcolm Linton report on and compare HIV/AIDS efforts in Tijuana and San Diego (7/17).


Daily H.I.V. Drug Regimen Is Effective in African Women, Study Says – The New York Times

Taking an antiretroviral drug daily shielded 76 percent of young African women assigned the drug — a particularly hard group to protect — against H.I.V. Read More


HIV/AIDS Study Findings Presented At IAS 2015 Provide Hope For Cure Research

Agence France-Presse: Hunt for HIV cure bolstered by new research “A cure for HIV remains elusive, but scientists say the hunt is more hopeful than ever, based on the prospects of new research described at the International AIDS Society conference this week…” (Jones, 7/21). PBS NewsHour: How early treatment has changed the death sentence of…More


Canada, Other Western Nations Should Commit To Ending AIDS

Edmonton Journal: Tuesday’s Editorial: End of AIDS is within reach Editorial Board “…The worldwide death toll from HIV/AIDS has been dropping since 2006, but the disease rages on in sub-Saharan Africa. Of the two million new cases estimated last year, 70 percent were in that region. … Efforts to eradicate [AIDS] by 2030 — the…More


WHO Revising HIV Treatment Recommendations To Include All With Disease; Studies Show Early…

aidsmap: World Health Organization to recommend HIV treatment for all “The World Health Organization will issue new HIV treatment guidelines later this year recommending treatment for all, regardless of CD4 cell count, Dr. Meg Doherty of the WHO Department of HIV/AIDS told a satellite meeting ahead of the 8th International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2015)…More


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