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Bike messenger: unlocking new voices to stop HIV/AIDS in Uganda

We share our deepest condolences with those who lost loved ones on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, including many colleagues on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. In recognition of their dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS, … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesGugu Xaba: making the most of a child’s first 1,000 daysHere’s how smart information systems save livesPharmacies on the frontline of sexual and reproductive health ;

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HIV and Tuberculosis are One Disease in Southern Africa

“We must ensure that the worlds of HIV and TB focus on individual human beings instead of individual diseases” These messages headlined remarks from Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria and of Ambassador Deborah Birx, global AIDS coordinator for the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) […](Read more…)

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News in the Humanosphere: 100 AIDS Researchers and Activists among 298 Killed in MH17 Downing

Simon Boddy This is absolutely tragic news for the entire global health community, in light of the deeply tragic news of the downing of MH17. “About 100 of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash were heading to Melbourne for a major AIDS conference, conference attendees have been told. Delegates at a pre-conference … Continue reading →

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Indonesian Health Minister Questions UNAIDS Gap Report

The Jakarta Post: Indonesia questions new UNAIDS report “Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi has strongly questioned the validity of a Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) GAP Report released in Geneva on July 16, which categorized Indonesia as a country of concern given its increase in HIV new infections, along with several African countries…”…More


Northern Nigerian Doctors’ Strike Affecting HIV/AIDS Care

VOA News: Nigeria Doctors’ Strike Threatens HIV/AIDS Care “Nearly a month into a nationwide doctor’s strike, HIV/AIDS patients in some parts of northern Nigeria say health care is rapidly declining, and they have become largely dependent upon foreign aid organizations. Doctors say the strike is the only way they know to rescue Nigeria’s flailing health…More


Blog Pays Tribute To HIV/AIDS Researchers, Advocates Killed In MH17 Crash

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: In the wake of loss, we’re reading about six lives and legacies that moved the world closer to justice, equity, and global health Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses “the lives and legacies of…More


AIDS.gov Blog Speaks With Experts About AIDS 2014 Highlights

Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, interviews experts about issues discussed at the 20th International AIDS Conference. AIDS.gov blog: Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH “At the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, I had…More


UNAIDS Official Discusses New Gap Report

AIDS.gov blog: Conversations from AIDS 2014: Mary Mahy, UNAIDS Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, discusses the release of the UNAIDS Gap Report and speaks to Mary Mahy of UNAIDS on “what its findings mean for the global HIV/AIDS community” (7/23).


Blog Post Summarizes CDC Official’s Presentation At AIDS 2014

AIDS.gov blog: AIDS 2014 Day 3: CDC’s Laura Kann on Adolescents and HIV-Related Risk Behavior Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, highlights a presentation on HIV-related risk behavior in adolescents made at the International AIDS Conference by Laura Kann, head of the…More


U.S. Census Bureau Releases Updated HIV/AIDS Database

U.S. Census Bureau: Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database “The U.S. Census Bureau [on Monday] released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 5,900 new estimates in the last…More


Culturally Appropriate HIV/AIDS Programs Needed For Indigenous People, Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Indigenous Communities Say Education, Funding Key to Fighting HIV/AIDS “…With HIV and AIDS disproportionately affecting indigenous people across the world, there is a strong need for culturally appropriate programs designed, championed and delivered by indigenous people, activists and experts say…” (Bhandari, 7/21).


Cambodia’s HIV/AIDS Efforts Face Challenges, Future Financial Gaps

VOA News: Cambodia Faces Key Challenges in Effort to Tackle HIV/AIDS “Cambodia’s efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS over the past 15 years have won it praise, and put it well ahead of many other low-income countries. But some of those most involved in the fight against AIDS are worried that an array of challenges could see…More


More Investment In Harm Reduction Needed To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction David Olson, global health communications expert “…To coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance are publishing a report that says that due to changing donor…More


Birx Discusses AIDS 2014, Importance Of PEPFAR In Interview

AIDS.gov blog: Ambassador Birx Shares Highlights from AIDS 2014 and Introduces PEPFAR Dashboards Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and a senior communications adviser in the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, interviews Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx about the first days of the International AIDS Conference and the importance…More


Bike messenger: unlocking new voices to stop HIV/AIDS in Uganda

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We share our deepest condolences with those who lost loved ones on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, including many colleagues on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. In recognition of their dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS, … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesGugu Xaba: making the most of a child’s first 1,000 daysHere’s how smart information systems save livesPharmacies on the frontline of sexual and reproductive health ;


Media Reports Remember HIV/AIDS Researchers, Advocates Killed In MH17 Crash

News outlets report on the HIV/AIDS researchers and advocates who died in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. ABC News: Missile That Downed MH 17 ‘Ripped a Hole Through the Heart’ of AIDS Community “…The day after Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 was shot down in Ukraine, members of the tight-knit HIV/AIDS community are…More


Clinton Foundation To Maximize HIV/AIDS Support To Vietnam

Xinhua/Shanghai Daily: Former U.S. president vows to support Vietnam in combating HIV/AIDS “The Clinton Foundation will maximize its support for Vietnam in preventing and fighting against HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other infectious diseases, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said here Friday. At a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi, Clinton said his…More


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