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UNAIDS Renews Call For International Commitment To Develop HIV Vaccine

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency calls for renewed global commitment to develop effective HIV vaccine “To mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, has renewed its call for a sustained worldwide commitment to finding an effective HIV vaccine. Steadfast in leaving nobody behind…

BBC Examines Growing HIV/AIDS Epidemic In Russia

BBC News: Fighting HIV where no-one admits it’s a problem “For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and AIDS. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades — and he…

Cuts To R&D Funding May Threaten Progress Toward HIV Vaccine, Panelists Say

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Budget cuts threaten HIV vaccine development, say experts Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports from an HIV Vaccine Awareness Day event that took place on Monday and hosted by AVAC, IAVI, and the Bill & Melinda…

U.S. Must Maintain Investments In HIV Vaccine, Prevention Research

The Hill: Choosing the worst time to scale back AIDS research Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC “…For the first time, we can honestly talk about how to end the AIDS epidemic — and we have not only researchers, advocates, and trial participants to thank, but also American taxpayers. But…

U.S. Government Officials Recognize HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

AIDS.gov: Statement from Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day “With no current cure for HIV/AIDS, an HIV vaccine could be a game changer in our effort to control and end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. HIV…

UHC Targets Must Address Challenges Of Reaching LGBTI People, Other Key Populations

Huffington Post U.K.: Leave No-one Behind in the Post-2015 Health Agenda Alvaro Bermejo, executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…We need to acknowledge that the current UHC target and indicators under the post-2015 goals are falling short of truly addressing the specific challenges and rights of LGBTI people and…

Kenya’s HIV Efforts Hindered By Discrimination; Country Must Protect LGBTI Rights

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Homophobic violence hinders HIV response in Kenya Patrick Mutisya, member of the Key Correspondents network supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…In Kenya, as in many countries, men who have sex with men are cursed, rejected, and even criminalized. Living in such a society prevents many from…

Recent Scientific Advances Bring Hope To Search For HIV Vaccine, UNAIDS Head Says

UNAIDS: UNAIDS calls for sustained commitment to develop an effective HIV vaccine “On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, UNAIDS is calling for a renewed global commitment to finding an effective HIV vaccine. ‘A vaccine would be a major step towards ending the AIDS epidemic,’ said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. ‘There…

Russian Government’s Policies Worsening HIV Epidemic, Expert Says

Agence France-Presse: AIDS expert flays Kremlin, says Russia’s HIV epidemic worsening “Russia’s top AIDS expert lambasted the Kremlin’s increasingly conservative agenda Thursday, saying the HIV epidemic is worsening and at least two million Russians are likely to be infected in about five years. Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the country’s state…