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AIDS.gov Blog Provides Highlights Of IAS 2013 Conference

The AIDS.gov blog provides video interviews with Carl Dieffenbach, director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who discusses issues covered at the ongoing 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AIDS.gov…

New WHO HIV Treatment Guidelines Could Prevent 3.5M New Infections By 2025

“Doctors could save three million more lives worldwide by 2025 if they offer AIDS drugs to people with HIV much sooner after they test positive for the virus, the [WHO] said on Sunday,” Reuters reports (Kelland, 6/30). “Recent evidence indicates that earlier [antiretroviral therapy (ART)] will help people with HIV…

Blog Examines Absence Of NTDs In G8 Summit Discussions

“[T]he 2013 G8 Summit concluded quietly on Tuesday with the release of the Lough Erne Communiqué [.pdf],” Dano Gunderson, a policy assistant for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, writes in the Global Network’s “End The Neglect” blog. “[D]isappointingly, NTDs were unable to penetrate the G8’s discussions this year,”…

Guardian Roundtable Discussion Examines Issues Surrounding Global Nutrition

As part of The Guardian’s “In Focus: Nutrition Matters” series, the newspaper published a sponsored feature summarizing a recent roundtable discussion “held by The Guardian, in association with global science company DSM.” According to the newspaper, “The roundtable involved participants from the private and [non-governmental organization (NGO)] sectors, as well…

Daily Antiretroviral Dose Reduces Risk Of HIV Infection Among IDUs, Study Shows

“A daily dose of powerful anti-HIV medicine helped cut the risk of infection with the AIDS virus by 49 percent in intravenous drug users [IDUs] in a Bangkok study that showed for the first time such a preventive step can work in this high-risk population,” Reuters reports (Steenhuysen, 6/13). “Earlier…

Some Eastern European, Central Asian Countries Working To Improve Harm Reduction Programs

“As former presidents, senior diplomats and experts meet in the Lithuanian capital to discuss a litany of rights abuses, lethal epidemics and social destruction caused by repressive drug policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, pockets of hope for drug reform are emerging across the region,” Inter Press Service reports.…

Berlin Hosts International Policies Against Hunger Conference

“Berlin is once again host to the international conference ‘Policies against Hunger,'” a Press TV video report notes. “International conferences like ‘Policies Against Hunger’ work on applying and developing guidelines that will contribute towards food security and reducing world hunger, one of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, the news service…