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AIDS 2014 Closes With Memorial, Calls To Reduce Stigma

Inter Press Service: AIDS Conference Mourns the Dead, Debates Setbacks “The 20th International AIDS Conference concluded [Friday] as the first in its history that remembered not just the 39 million people worldwide who have died of AIDS but also those who lost their lives in the crashed MH17 flight carrying…

Forced Sterilization Mistakenly Believed To Stop HIV Transmission

The Guardian: Women with HIV fight crushing injustice of forcible sterilization “…Speaking at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, [South African human rights activist Sthembiso] Mthembu said global action was needed to stop women being forced into the procedure [of sterilization], in the mistaken belief it stopped HIV transmission. ……

The Guardian To Host Q&A Session On Reaching An AIDS-Free Generation

The Guardian: Live Q&A: how can we reach an ‘AIDS-free generation’? Holly Young, content coordinator on The Guardian’s Global Development Professional Network, discusses the AIDS 2014 conference and announces a live question and answer session hosted by The Guardian on achieving an AIDS-free generation (7/25).

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)…

Anti-Gay Laws Will Facilitate HIV Spread Worldwide, AIDS Expert Says

The Independent: Anti-gay laws will help global spread of HIV, claims global AIDS expert “Anti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, and other countries … will have ‘consequences’ for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century, the head…

News Reports Highlight Scientific Findings Presented At AIDS 2014

News outlets highlight several of the scientific findings presented this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Boston.com: Making Strides: Highlights of Research Unveiled at AIDS Conference “Coinciding with the 2014 International AIDS Conference, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a special theme issue…

Work Continues To End AIDS Epidemic By 2030

The Economist: Is the end in sight? “Targets, students of management agree, help achieve goals. The best are demanding but realistic. And that is something those in charge of the fight against AIDS have come to realize. Their latest target, by far their most ambitious, is to end the epidemic…

Blog Summarizes News From AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” live-blogged this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: Antiretroviral treatment update kicks off final plenary session “Professor David Cooper kicked off the final opening plenary in Melbourne today with a review on antiretroviral therapy including…

Wealthy Nations Must Step Up Foreign Aid Funding To End AIDS Epidemic, Geldof Says

News outlets report on musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof’s comments at the 20th International AIDS Conference. Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Bob Geldof slams wealthy countries over ‘disgraceful’ lack of HIV funding “Musician and activist Sir Bob Geldof has called for more foreign aid funding from wealthy countries, including Australia, to defeat…

U.N. Calls For ‘Zero Tolerance’ On Child Marriage, FGM

Inter Press Service reports from the Girl Summit in London, where the United Nations has called for an end to child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Inter Press Service: Focus on Child Marriage, Genital Mutilation at All-Time High “As Tuesday’s major summits here and in London focused global attention…