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Office of AIDS Research gets a shout out — and a $544 million cut in NIH budget…

Categories: HIV/AIDSCiting priorities of HIV research slated to lose hundreds of millions of dollars, dispatching the Fogarty International Center while extolling its contributions, document released by National Institutes of Health director tallies steep and devastating cuts without explanation ” . . .the HIV epidemic represents the most serious health crisis of our time, a critical and […](Read more…)

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Brief Report: The Impact of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir on HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Japanese…

Introduction: Approximately 80% of patients with hemophilia who received nonheated coagulation factor concentrates in the early 1980s were infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), and approximately 40% of them were infected with HIV.

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CROI 2017: Targeted testing needed to reach 2020 goal, stronger systems needed to rise to the…

Categories: CROI 2017Findings from first three of 13 countries in the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment show significant progress, highlight need for focused outreach SEATTLE – Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, neighboring countries all hit hard by HIV across their populations, have all made similar strides that go beyond dropping numbers of new infections to rising numbers of people getting the […](Read more…)

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Health organizations challenged to keep AIDS in the spotlight

Stigma against LGBT communities remains a challenge for organizations that work with HIV/AIDS patients. But the biggest challenge of all might be keeping the disease in the spotlight.

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[Comment] Mortality trends in South Africa: progress in the shadow of HIV/AIDS and apartheid

In The Lancet Global Health, Victoria Pillay-van Wyk and colleagues1 report a large-scale analysis of more than 8 million deaths that occurred in South Africa over a 16-year period (1997–2012). The study provides important subnational information on mortality by province and by the different communities in South Africa—a feature that is a major improvement on the previous studies of the burden of disease in South Africa2 and the Global Burden of Disease study3—thus making this report more useful to policy makers and planners at national and provincial levels of the country.

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To Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation, We Need More Problem Solvers

<p><span data-mce-mark="1">My professional interests and work priorities are centered on HIV prevention and treatment programs, particularly working with key populations, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), male involvement, and service integration. </span></p><p><span data-mce-mark="1">I wish I could say I discovered some fantastic, innovative new programming interventions when I attended the 21<sup>st </sup>annual International AIDS Conference in Durban last month. But despite the hundreds of presentations, thousands of posters, and a steady stream of celebrity appearances—including Charlize Theron, Prince Harry, Elton John, and Edward Cameron—I didn’t.</span></p><p>I went from session to session, poster to poster, looking for that kernel of innovation to inspire me. However, it seems that programmatically, we continue to do a variation of the same demand creation and service delivery models we’ve been doing to address the HIV epidemic for years.</p><p>Mobile technology and social media have made some activities more efficient, but these are still somewhat limited to urban populations and countries where there is high mobile phone use. </p><blockquote><p class="Default">Medical innovation alone doesn’t always lead to success.</p></blockquote><p class="Default">Yes, medical innovation continues

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Culture, myths and panic: Three decades and beyond with an HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe

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How should the post-2015 response to AIDS relate to the drive for universal health coverage?

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Some Advocates Regret Lack Of Hard Timeline In Clinton’s AIDS Plan; Development Experts…

The Advocate: Here’s What Was Missing From Hillary’s HIV Plan “Hillary Clinton has an updated plan to end the AIDS epidemic both nationally and internationally. The plan, released Monday, included many applause-worthy commitments to achieve this end, which will go into motion if Clinton becomes president. … Yet Clinton’s plan is missing a key element:…More

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AIDS 2016: How Seattle scientists’ frustration turns to hope in hunt for an HIV vaccine

Editors note: As part of our coverage of the 21st International AIDS Conference, we are reposting part two of a series from the Seattle Times about the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s effort to find an effective HIV vaccine. View the full report here. By Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times staff reporter CAPE TOWN, South Africa

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AIDS 2016: Fred Hutch’s quest to wipe out AIDS in South Africa

Editors note: As part of our coverage of the 21st International AIDS Conference, we are reposting part one of a series from the Seattle Times about the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s effort to find an effective HIV vaccine. View the full report here. By Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times staff reporter CAPE TOWN, South Africa

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Trump’s choice of VP sparks concern over AIDS funding

Trump’s pick for vice president, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has spent his lengthy political career building a reputation for his conservative stance on social issues, especially gay rights. In light of Trump’s announcement, his reputation is elevating fears that a Trump candidacy could diminish U.S. contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Trump’s announcement came just

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AIDS 2016: International conference opens with one ubiquitous question

DURBAN, South Africa — The 21st International AIDS Conference began with the question: “What will it really take to achieve the end of AIDS?” With more than 15,000 delegates, journalists and others expected this week at the bi-annual conference, a lot of hype focuses on the upcoming ‘special session’ with Sir Elton John and Prince

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White House Summit On Global Development To Reflect Upon, Help Catalyze Progress To End AIDS,…

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The White House Summit on Global Development: Reflecting on Real Progress Tonya Somanader, director of digital rapid response for the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House, writes, “Since the very beginning of the administration, President Obama has defined development as an investment in the future for shared progress…More

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