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AU peacekeepers accused of raping women in Somalia mission

September 9, 2014 African Union peacekeepers in Somalia rape women seeking medicine on their bases

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Helpful Instructional Video on FASH (“Focused Assessment with (Ultra)Sonography for TB-HIV”)

I recently completed a stretch of Night Float during residency and, in the rare lulls, found myself trying to brush up or learn the basics Read More

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“Abuse runs deep” in maternal health and HIV programs, says advocates

Right after she gave birth to her second child in a hospital in the Virginia suburbs, Martha Cameron’s doctor said to her, “Are you sure you don’t want your tubes tied?” As a woman living with HIV/AIDS, Cameron is no stranger to medical personnel treating her differently and poorly, whether that be in the U.S. […](Read more…)

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ABC Radio Interviews GAVI Vaccine Expert Helen Evans

ABC Radio: Why vaccinating the world’s children can end poverty “Australian public health expert Helen Evans has spent the last nine years in Geneva working with GAVI, and before that the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…” An audio file of correspondent Natasha Mitchell’s interview with Evans is available online (9/8).


Ending Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission Is Possible

Huffington Post: The Difference a Decade Makes in Preventing Newborn HIV/AIDS Patricia Nkansah-Asamoah, former director of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child (PMTCT) Clinic at Tema Hospital in Ghana “…[Antiretroviral] medication, which keeps people living with HIV alive and healthy, can also enable HIV-positive pregnant women to deliver HIV-negative babies. As a doctor focused in this field,…More


AU peacekeepers accused of raping women in Somalia mission

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September 9, 2014 African Union peacekeepers in Somalia rape women seeking medicine on their bases


Helpful Instructional Video on FASH (“Focused Assessment with (Ultra)Sonography for TB-HIV”)

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I recently completed a stretch of Night Float during residency and, in the rare lulls, found myself trying to brush up or learn the basics Read More


Blog Post Discusses U.S. Role In Countering South African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Africa In Transition”: HIV/AIDS, South Africa, and the United States John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses HIV/AIDS in South Africa and the U.S. role in countering the epidemic (9/4).


India Faces HIV/AIDS Drug Shortages As Drug Makers Halt Supplies

Reuters: India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply “India is facing a shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs provided under the government’s free medicine program after some drug makers halted supplies due to delayed payments, leaving thousands of patients without treatment, activists said…” (Siddiqui, 9/4).


Blog Post Discusses Abuse In Maternal Health, HIV Programs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ‘Abuse runs deep’ in maternal health and HIV programs, says advocates Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses how “disrespect and abuse towards women in the maternal and reproductive health care world contributes to the HIV/AIDS epidemic” (9/3).


“Abuse runs deep” in maternal health and HIV programs, says advocates

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Right after she gave birth to her second child in a hospital in the Virginia suburbs, Martha Cameron’s doctor said to her, “Are you sure you don’t want your tubes tied?” As a woman living with HIV/AIDS, Cameron is no stranger to medical personnel treating her differently and poorly, whether that be in the U.S. […](Read more…)


Report Examines Journalistic Coverage Of HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Is HIV still worth reporting? “More than 30 years after the AIDS epidemic began, HIV is no longer a story that engages journalists or the public, and when it is covered, it is often sensationalized or based on information that is out of date. These are some of the findings of a…More


HIV subtype study shows need for, benefit of test and treat scale-up

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Measurements of disease progression among South African women who were found to have been recently infected with the same HIV-1 subtype showed faster decline in their immune cell counts than what is considered common, adding impetus to accelerated HIV testing and treatment efforts, according to authors of a study just published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. […](Read more…)


An Important Partnership in Central America

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On the streets of Tegucigalpa or San Salvador or Santo Domingo or in the capitals of five other Central American countries, few people would be able to provide an answer to this question: What is the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America’s (COMISCA)? Dr. Nelson Arboleda, CDC Central American Regional Office Director Despite the understandable lack of awareness, COMISCA has emerged as an important—and effective—mechanism for improving public health across the region. It has unified eight disparate nations into a singular force in the fight against leading causes of death and illness. CDC is one of COMISCA’s prime partners


Activists, Human Rights Workers Address HIV Prevention In Uganda

PBS NewsHour: Uganda’s gay rights and sex worker activists answer your questions about HIV prevention “…After the NewsHour segment [that explored how certain laws in Uganda are affecting HIV/AIDS prevention efforts] aired, we put the call out for your questions [to be answered by] four activists and human rights workers who deal specifically with at-risk…More


Misunderstanding Of Sex Hinders Effective HIV Prevention Strategies, Experts Say

IRIN: Does the global HIV response understand sex? “Stigma, squeamishness, and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behavior, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards ‘sex positive’ approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection…” (8/28).


Progress Made On MDG 6, But Challenges Remain

Health Affairs Blog: Partnership And Progress On The Path To Achieving Millennium Development Goal 6 Deb Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Peter Yeo, vice president of public policy and advocacy at the United Nations Foundation, examine progress to date on MDG 6 — combating HIV/AIDS, malaria,…More


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