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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Initiative To End AIDS In Africa Can Serve As ‘Catalyst To Trigger Discussions About HIV’…

Black Press USA: Why Ending AIDS in Africa Matters to Black Americans Djibril Diallo, UNAIDS director of the Regional Support Team for West and Central Africa “World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and a recently launched initiative aimed at ending HIV/AIDS, as a public health crisis in Africa, could be a catalyst to…More

Nearly 21M People Worldwide On ARV Therapy, UNAIDS Report Says, Outlines Steps Needed To End…

Reuters: New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS “Developing new antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/AIDS and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday. The U.N. AIDS agency…More

Health Leaders Should Take ‘Meaningful Action’ On TB At Moscow Meeting

Moscow Times: Ending Tuberculosis Starts in Moscow José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “A meeting of the world’s health ministers in Moscow this week could prove to be a…More

Aid For AIDS Founder Discusses Venezuela’s Health Emergency, Worsening HIV/AIDS Epidemic In…

Americas Quarterly: On the Front Lines of Venezuela’s Worsening HIV/AIDS Crisis “Jesus Aguais, founder of Aid for AIDS, on what the international community can do to slow Venezuela’s health emergency. … [Aguais:] The Venezuelan diaspora and the international community need a strategic response to save the people of Venezuela. This is a matter of life…More

U.N. IOM, Partners Expand Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Services In South Sudan Displacement Camps

U.N. News Centre: U.N. migration agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites “Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan. … This expansion of health services is a joint…More

Blog Post Highlights Articles In PLOS Medicine Special Issue On HIV/AIDS

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Evaluating progress on the prevention, treatment, and cure of HIV infection: Week 1 of the PLOS Medicine Special Issue on HIV/AIDS Richard Turner, senior editor at PLOS Medicine, discusses content published in the first week of the PLOS Medicine special issue on HIV/AIDS. The special issue includes articles on addressing…More

Evaluating progress on the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV infection: Week 1 of the PLOS…

Senior Editor Richard Turner discusses the content published in week 1 of the PLOS Medicine Special Issue on HIV/AIDS. This week, PLOS Medicine begins publication of a Special Issue on Advances in HIV Prevention, Treatment

Improved Service Delivery, Differentiated Care, Prevention Efforts Critical To Achieving Global…

PLOS Medicine: Reaching global HIV/AIDS goals: What got us here, won’t get us there Wafaa M. El-Sadr, director of ICAP at Columbia University and director of the Global Health Initiative at the Mailman School of Public Health; Katherine Harripersaud, senior project officer at ICAP; and Miriam Rabkin, associate professor at the Mailman School of Public…More

U.S. Should Strengthen Investments In Global Health R&D

The Hill: Let’s tackle new health threats before they reach us Mark Dybul, professor of medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center, former executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and former U.S. Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator “…The need for research to develop new drugs, vaccines, and cures is clear. ……More

World AIDS Day Theme Emphasizes Roles Of Transparency, Accountability, Partnerships In…

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Looking Ahead to World AIDS Day 2017 Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S.

Time to take the conversation on adolescent health out of airconditioned conference rooms, and…

From October 27th to 29th, New Delhi, a wonderfully vibrant, colorful and youthful city, hosted over 1000 delegates and 125 youths from 65 different countries exploring issues related to adolescent health. The 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health, themed “Investing in Adolescent Health – The Future is now” was organized by the International Association for Adolescent Health in partnership with donors and consortium partners. As two public health researchers working in the field of adolescent health in Tanzania, we were more than happy to be at the conference, as you can imagine. The event featured 8 keynote lectures, 4 plenaries, 3 debates, 81 oral presentations and over 100 poster presentations.

10 Best resources for community engagement in implementation research

AbstractImplementation research (IR) focuses on understanding how and why interventions produce their effects in a given context.

Global challenges of health in the workplace

Over 54% of the world’s population live in urban areas, and over the next decade the growth of cities is expected to be greatest in Africa – the part of the world currently the least covered by workplace health. If we get this right, the potential to improve human wellbeing is vast. Evidence of the effectiveness of workplace health (or ‘wellness’) programmes is often unclear, and in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) the evidence is particularly thin. I have recently been investigating workplace health in LMICs* – desk research and a series of key informant interviews (India, China, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina) – and, while many of the challenges are problems for workplaces everywhere, they are often more acute in lower-income countries. A 2016 survey of 430 organisations found that the top three workplace-health issues globally are all related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs): poor nutrition, physical inactivity and stress.

World Politics Review Examines New PEPFAR Strategy, Trump Administration’s Commitment To…

World Politics Review: The Mismatch Between the Rhetoric and Reality of Tillerson’s New PEPFAR Strategy “…[W]hile PEPFAR may be off the chopping block, the Trump administration’s new strategy seems to perpetuate trends that have activists worried about the long-term fight against HIV/AIDS. … First, for all its talk of U.S. commitment to PEPFAR, the administration…More

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