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International AIDS Conference To Highlight International, Domestic U.S. AIDS Policies, Politico Reports

When the International AIDS Conference convenes in Washington in July, the first time the U.S. will host the conference in more than 20 years, “it will signal that the U.S. has brought its HIV policies into better alignment with the principles it advocates abroad,” Politico reports, referencing the lifting of the “Helms rule” — which denied U.S. visas to people who are HIV positive — in 2009. “The policy was especially painful to advocates because U.S. scientific and financial investments are largely responsible for stemming the tide of the epidemic around the world,” the news service writes. “But the meeting will also highlight other ways that the U.S. has fallen short, advocates say,” the news service writes, noting that the U.S. epidemic is not slowing. Politico discusses the successes and criticisms of several domestic HIV/AIDS initiatives under the Obama administration (Feder, 5/13).

Also In Global Health News: Kenya Approves Constitution; Angola Vaccinates Against Polio; Misoprostol In Kenya; Preventing HIV In IDUs

Kenya Approves Constitution In Peaceful Election “Kenyans voted in favour of a new constitution in a peaceful referendum that could reshape the political landscape of east Africa’s largest economy, partial results showed on Thursday,” Reuters writes. The new constitution “addresses the corruption, political patronage, land-grabbing and tribalism which have plagued…

Recent Releases In Global Health

Lancet Comment Calls For More Research Into Alcohol Use, HIV According to a Lancet Comment, “alcohol remains conspicuously absent from the larger field of research and programming in HIV and substance use. … Patterns of hazardous alcohol consumption prevail in countries with the most severe HIV epidemics, notably eastern and…

AIDS 2010 Interviews

Managing editor of the Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, Jill Braden Balderas, talks with global health leaders participating in AIDS 2010. Ezekiel Emanuel, special advisor to the White House on health care, talks about PEPFAR funding and how President Barack Obama’s Global Health Initiative seeks to foster country ownership of health…

Global Fund Director Calls On Emerging Countries To Invest More In Programs To Reduce HIV/AIDS, TB And Malaria At AIDS 2010

On the final day of the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 Friday, Michel Kazatchkine, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria called upon “China, India and other fast-growing economies” to chip in to help close the funding gap in efforts to battle HIV/AIDS, Agence France-Presse reports. “Until now, these countries have been recipients of AIDS funds, not donors,” the news service writes.

AIDS 2010 Interviews

Managing editor of the Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, Jill Braden Balderas, talks with global health leaders participating in AIDS 2010. brightcove.createExperiences(); Family Health International President of Research Ward Cates, MD, MPH, and CONRAD Executive Director Henry Gablenick, PhD, discuss the CAPRISA trial results showing an antiretroviral-based microbicide reduced the risk…

AIDS 2010 Webcasts Now Available

The following webcasts are now available at http://globalhealth.kff.org/AIDS2010 . Monday The Double-Edged Sword: Long-Term Complications of ART and HIV The Forgotten Epidemics: HIV and HCV in Prisons, Pre-Trial Detention, and other Closed Settings Youth: Providing Leadership on AIDS and Demanding Accountability Law Reform in the Context of HIV: Are Human…