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AIDS 2014 Opens With Remembrance Of Researchers, Advocates Lost In Plane Crash

Media sources report on the first two days of the 20th International AIDS Conference, or AIDS 2014, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia. Agence France-Presse: World AIDS forum opens with tribute for plane dead “A six-day world forum on AIDS got under way on Sunday to tributes to six…

Media Reports Remember HIV/AIDS Researchers, Advocates Killed In MH17 Crash

News outlets report on the HIV/AIDS researchers and advocates who died in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. ABC News: Missile That Downed MH 17 ‘Ripped a Hole Through the Heart’ of AIDS Community “…The day after Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 was shot down in Ukraine, members of…

Women’s Rights Important To Preventing Child HIV Infections

Bloomberg Businessweek: Wives Hide HIV as Stigma Undermines Progress on AIDS “…Protecting young mothers will be critical if the world is to meet a U.N. target of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. At an international AIDS meeting that started in Melbourne yesterday, public figures from Burmese political…

Discrimination, Stigma Disrupt AIDS Efforts In Tunisia

The Guardian: Tunisia’s fight against AIDS hampered by widespread discrimination “…As the International AIDS Conference begins in Melbourne this week, Tunisia, a country with one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive approaches to combating HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa, is in a war of attrition with the…

Global HIV/AIDS Community Will Continue Fighting

Huffington Post: The Global HIV/AIDS Community Can Take a Punch Kolleen Bouchane, director of policy and advocacy at A World at School and director of policy and research at Global Business Coalition for Education The HIV/AIDS community is “a community full of fighters — men and women prepared for the…

Blogs Discuss Key Topics To Be Discussed At AIDS 2014

Blogs discuss what to expect at the 20th International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2014, which is taking place in Melbourne, Australia, this week. AIDS.gov blog: NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Looks Ahead to Key Topics to be Explored at AIDS 2014 Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the…

Advocates Call For Universal Access To Viral Load Testing At AIDS 2014

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2014: Undetectable viral load an opportunity for all by 2020 is activists’ call for action “…Some 50 international and national civil society organizations of people living with HIV and their advocates [at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia,] called for universal…

Blog Provides Live Updates From AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is live-blogging this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: When HIV Research and Data Collection Is at Odds with ‘Do No Harm’ A guest post from Anita Datar, senior policy adviser at the Health Policy…

AIDS 2014 Provides Several Ways To Follow Conference Proceedings

International AIDS Conference: Stepping Up The Pace The AIDS 2014 Media Centre is updated daily with press releases and conference highlights, including the Daily Bulletin and a press briefing available on the official conference YouTube channel. For information on upcoming AIDS 2014 sessions and speakers, download the Daily Programme Highlights…

International AIDS Community Mourns Loss Of Researchers, Activists In Flight MH17 Crash

News outlets report on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), which was carrying 298 passengers and crew, including reportedly up to 100 people bound for the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Associated Press: From nun to AIDS expert; crash kills hundreds “International passengers from all walks of…