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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Transcript, Videos Of Washington Post Live HIV/AIDS Event Available Online

Washington Post: Transcript – Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Videos and a transcript of “Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic,” a Washington Post Live event convening top health officials, researchers, and advocates for a discussion about HIV/AIDS, are available online (12/5).

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Articles Focusing On HIV/AIDS

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: World AIDS Day messages with urgency every day, and more Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses recent articles focused on HIV/AIDS in light of World AIDS Day, including articles on the U.S. government’s commitment to PEPFAR and a large HIV prevention…More

Global Efforts To Address HIV/AIDS Making Progress Toward Quality Targets; HIV-Positive Youth…

Devex: Global fight against HIV/AIDS moves toward feasible targets, UNAIDS finds “Without a vaccine or a cure for HIV/AIDS, it could prove difficult to end the epidemic by 2030, according to Simon Bland, the director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS New York office. But UNAIDS is still working toward feasible, quantitative targets…More

Mexico City Policy Could Threaten Progress Made Against Global AIDS

HuffPost: The Global Gag Rule Impacts Hard-Fought Progress On HIV/AIDS Relief Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…The expansion of the Global Gag Rule will roll back hard-fought progress and long-standing U.S. leadership on HIV/AIDS relief around the world, especially for key populations on the front lines of efforts to fight HIV.…More

Pharmaceutical Industry Should Fulfill 4 Key Commitments In Efforts To Stop Spread Of HIV

Project Syndicate: Four Ways to Beat HIV/AIDS Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan “…The pharmaceutical industry has a responsibility to expand access to testing and treatment, and to help stop the spread of HIV once and for all. Fulfilling four key commitments will make this goal achievable. For starters, pharmaceutical companies should do more to increase…More

Trump Administration, U.S. Congress Should Fully Fund PEPFAR, Global Fund, Continue Leadership…

CNN: President Trump must lead the global fight against HIV/AIDS, not surrender it Tom Hart, North America executive director of the ONE Campaign “After 15 years of strong, bipartisan American leadership and incredible progress in the global fight against AIDS, the Trump administration appears ready to trade the iconic red ribbon for the white flag…More

CSIS Commentary Discusses Role Of U.S. Leadership In Global HIV/AIDS Efforts

Center for Strategic and International Studies: World AIDS Day 2017: Time for the United States to Recommit to the Global HIV Fight Sara M. Allinder, deputy director and senior fellow at CSIS’s Global Health Policy Center, discusses progress on global HIV/AIDS, as well as U.S. efforts and spending. Allinder concludes, “The United States should recommit…More

Birx Highlights U.S. Leadership In Efforts To Control HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR’s Latest Results

White House Blog: With American Leadership, We Are on the Brink of Controlling AIDS U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah L. Birx recognizes World AIDS Day, discusses the role of U.S. leadership in global HIV/AIDS efforts, and highlights the latest PEPFAR results.

U.N. Agencies Outline Progress, Challenges On Road To Ending AIDS

Science: For World AIDS Day, an urgent call for more attention to men and boys “…[T]his 1 December there’s also a loud lament about treatment shortcomings within a surprising demographic: boys and men. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has bluntly titled its new report Blind Spot and notes in its first sentence…More

Inside Philanthropy Highlights Funders Taking Action On Malnutrition

Inside Philanthropy: It’s the World’s Biggest Health Problem. Who’s Paying Attention to Malnutrition? “Malnutrition — a blanket term covering conditions such as wasting, stunting, obesity and lack of adequate vitamins and minerals — is the world’s biggest health problem. … So while malnutrition doesn’t get the attention of global health problems like malaria and HIV/AIDS,…More

Blog Post Explores Global Fund’s Efforts To Control Malaria, Address Drug Resistance Globally

Friends of the Global Fight: How the Global Fund Is Responding to Resistance Threats in Malaria Control In this blog post, the second in a series of posts exploring the threat that drug resistance poses in addressing the HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, Anna Carroll, intern, and Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer, both with Friends…More

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

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