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HIV Presents Specific Challenges In Vaccine Development

Huffington Post: HIV/AIDS Presents an Unprecedented Challenge to Developing a Vaccine Robert Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology “As the world focuses on Ebola, we must not forget that HIV/AIDS presents a far greater challenge in the world of vaccines. … Unlike Ebola, at the heart of the…

Tanzanian Program Trains HCWs To Provide HIV, Other Services To Women Experiencing Violence

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: When HIV and Gender-Based Violence Intersect, Women Suffer in Silence Mkama Mwijarubi, program officer at IntraHealth International, discusses the relationship between gender-based violence and HIV and the challenges of providing HIV-related services to women experiencing violence, as well as a program in Tanzania that is training health workers…

Experts Warn Of TB-Diabetes Co-Infection

Reuters: Experts sound alarm as diabetes fuels cases of TB “Cases of tuberculosis are set [to] accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday…” (Hirschler,…

South African Researcher Wins Prize For Work On HIV Prevention

The Guardian: The South African HIV scientist who gave girls back control of their bodies “Last weekend Quarraisha Abdool Karim, one of South Africa’s top HIV researchers, became the first woman to receive a US$100,000 (£62,000) prize for developing world scientists. The prize is a welcome recognition for the 54-year-old…

Circumcision For HIV Prevention Popular Among Young Men In Northern Tanzania

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: Men and Boys Come Out in Droves for HIV Services in Tanzania James McMahan, senior program manager with IntraHealth International’s Tanzania HIV Prevention Project, discusses a circumcision program in the north of the country and how undergoing the procedure has become popular with young men (10/27).

PEPFAR, Elton John Foundation Announce New Public-Private Partnership

News outlets report on an announcement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and singer and activist Elton John on a new HIV/AIDS partnership between PEPFAR and the Elton John Foundation. Metro Weekly: Elton John and PEPFAR team up to fight HIV/AIDS “Secretary Kerry announced that the President’s Emergency Plan…

Thailand Can Lead Asia To End AIDS

Bangkok Post: Thailand leads way to ending AIDS Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director “Thailand has set the global standard for how a country can effectively respond to AIDS. … This month, through its innovative Ending AIDS by 2030 strategy, Thailand became the first country in Asia to offer HIV treatment…

Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Crisis

The following blog posts discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy”: What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola? In a joint blog post, Karen Grépin, assistant professor of global health policy at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public…

Chinese AIDS Activist Reportedly Kept From Attending U.N. Conference

New York Times: Chinese AIDS Activist Says She Was Kept From U.N. Conference “A Chinese AIDS activist says she had to cancel a trip to Geneva this week to attend a United Nations conference on women after local officials seized her passport and forced her to tell conference organizers that…