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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…

AIDS 2010 Webcasts Now Available

The following webcasts from AIDS 2010 are now available at http://globalhealth.kff.org/AIDS2010 . Sunday Advancing Country Ownership: Achieving Program Sustainability and Long-Term Impact Advancing Country Ownership: Achieving Program Sustainability and Long-Term Impact (Part 2) A Discussion on the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy The Search for an HIV Vaccine: Where Are We, Where…

Early HIV Treatment Reduces Death, Likelihood Of TB, Study Finds

“Early treatment for HIV cuts patients’ risk of death by about 75 percent,” according to a study conducted in Haiti and published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. The study also demonstrated that “early antiretroviral treatment reduces the likelihood of tuberculosis, a leading cause of death among HIV patients, by 50 percent,” the news service writes (Aquino, 7/14).

Recent Releases In Global Health

Blog: Global AIDS Coordinator Goosby Speaks About Uganda HIV Treatment  As part of a series in advance of AIDS 2010, the “Science Speaks” blog features an interview with U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby “about his expectations for the conference, what was behind the Uganda problem with shortages of AIDS medicine, and whether…

New HIV Treatment Strategy Could Reduce HIV-Related Deaths By 10M In 15 Years, UNAIDS Says

UNAIDS on Tuesday outlined a new strategy, called “Treatment 2.0,” to simplify the provision of HIV treatment and improve global access to antiretrovirals (ARVs), Reuters reports. The agency says the plan could prevent up to 10 million AIDS-related deaths by 2025 and reduce the number of new HIV infections annually by up to one million, if all people in need receive treatment, according to the news service.

Also In Global Health News: Ill Russian Prisoners; Afghan Drug Users Risk Awareness; China’s AIDS Activists Face Pressure; Foreign Aid Documentary; World Bank Africa Strategy

More Than Half Of Russian Prisoners Ill, Many With HIV, TB “Almost half of inmates in Russia’s notorious prison system are ill, many infected with HIV or with tuberculosis, the country’s Federal Prison Service said late Tuesday,” Reuters reports. Out of 846,000 prisoners, 55,000 are infected with HIV and 40,000…