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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PEPFAR Releases Strategy For Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control, Announces Progress Toward…

U.S. Department of State: Secretary Tillerson Launches PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control “Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the new U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020), which reaffirms U.S. support for HIV/AIDS efforts in more than 50 countries, ensuring access to services by…More

More Funding Needed To End Global AIDS Epidemic, NIAID’s Fauci, U.S. Rep. Pelosi Say At U.S….

Los Angeles Blade: Fauci: More resources needed to end global HIV/AIDS epidemic “The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases at the National Institutes of Health on Saturday [at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Washington, D.C.,] said more resources need to be devoted to ending the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. … ‘We…More

CSIS Analyses Discuss U.S. Leadership In Global AIDS Response

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Advancing Country Partnerships on HIV/AIDS Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow for the CSIS Africa Program, discusses U.S. investments to address HIV/AIDS, including support for PEPFAR and the Global Fund. He writes, “The United States should help countries put the foundations in place for a sustainable HIV response, including…More

Researchers track spread of HIV among migrants in Athens to inform, improve prevention and…

Categories: UncategorizedWhen Athens saw HIV incidence begin to climb steeply in 2011, a familiar pattern emerged — the rate of new infections among migrants was disproportionate, and migrants were also likelier to be diagnosed later. To researchers who had tracked HIV impacts among migrants across Europe, this wasn’t surprising, authors of a report in Clinical Infectious […](Read more…)

Global Health, Foreign Policy Experts Express Concern Over Trump Administration’s Proposed…

CBS News: AIDS experts fear Trump budget cuts could impact HIV/AIDS fight “After President Trump announced a ‘hard-power’ budget plan that prioritizes defense spending over diplomacy and foreign aid, the United Nations programs combating HIV and AIDS recently released some promising news. … Meanwhile in Paris, HIV/AIDS specialists from around the globe gathered for the…More

Mexico City Policy Restrictions Will Hurt Organizations Providing HIV/AIDS Care, Support…

The Guardian: Closing an HIV lifeline in Africa: the dire impact of Trump’s abortion crackdown “…The lives of the poorest women in Southern Africa depend on organizations such as [Mozambique’s Amodefa — the Mozambican Association for Family Development]. Yet they will be among the worst affected by Donald Trump’s crackdown on family planning groups around…More

UNAIDS, MSF Officials Discuss Recent News About HIV Treatment Access, Prevention Challenges…

NPR: There’s Great News — And Grim News — In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS “…For the first time, more than half of the 36.7 million people with HIV have access to treatment. … The news is a reminder of how the HIV/AIDS epidemic is ever-changing. There are promising trends. And there are setbacks as well.…More

Expanded Access To Treatment, R&D Critical To Ending AIDS Epidemic

Foreign Policy: The Next AIDS Pandemic Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “Thousands of HIV/AIDS experts are gathered in Paris this week for their biennial world conference, and leaders are exhorting every one of them to fight for global financing and expand access to treatment, especially in Africa.…More

South African Official Expresses Concern Over Proposed U.S. Cuts To Global AIDS Funding

Business Day: U.S. plan to cut global AIDS funding has SA on edge “The [South African] Department of Health is anxiously waiting to see if the U.S. Congress approves President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to global health programs, as its decision could reduce donor support for HIV/AIDS in SA. … ‘We should all be concerned,’…More

Swaziland Achieves Major Reduction In HIV Incidence, Increase In Viral Load Suppression With…

ScienceInsider: Swaziland makes major strides against its AIDS epidemic “New data from Swaziland, a tiny country in southern Africa, provide some of the most convincing evidence yet that aggressively ramping up treatment for HIV/AIDS works on a population level to cut the rate of new infections. The kingdom has had one of the worst HIV/AIDS…More

Global Fund Partnership In Rwanda Aims To Address Connection Between Gender-Based Violence,…

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Gender-based Violence and HIV/AIDS: A Rwandan Project Confronts the Connection In this blog post, the first in a series of blog posts by Friends of the Global Fight addressing gender equality, Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses how challenges to gender equality,…More

Lancet Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Global AIDS Epidemic, Future Of HIV Response

The Lancet: The global HIV/AIDS epidemic — progress and challenges Editorial Board “On July 20, UNAIDS released their annual report on the status of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, which also includes a comprehensive analysis of progress towards ending AIDS as a public health threat. … The report emphasizes that there is no room for complacency.…More

U.S. Investment In PEPFAR Critical To Addressing Global AIDS

PLOS Blogs’ “Your Say”: Rex Tillerson shouldn’t cut global AIDS funding. Here’s why. Pranay Sinha, a physician at Yale New Haven Health System, discusses PEPFAR’s role in addressing global HIV/AIDS in developing countries, particularly in South Africa, and writes, “Globally, the progress is undeniable, but gaps remain. Without U.S.

To End AIDS Epidemic, Global Health Community Must Learn From Young People’s Experiences

Huffington Post: Defeating HIV/AIDS Means Listening To Young People Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and professor of global health “…[A]dolescents and young people in [sub-Saharan Africa] are being left behind in the HIV/AIDS response. … [T]he global community desperately needs to understand and learn from young people affected…More

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