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Opinion Pieces Discuss HIV Prevention Goals In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

Huffington Post: Looking to a New Era for Women’s HIV Prevention Zeda Rosenberg, chief executive officer of the International Partnership for Microbicides “This World AIDS Day, global resolve to end the AIDS epidemic has never been stronger. With its new Fast-Track strategy, UNAIDS has set ambitious goals for accelerated action…

UNAIDS Report Sets ‘Ambitious Targets,’ Focuses On Reducing New HIV Infections

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: World AIDS Day 2014: UNAIDS Shifts Its Emphasis toward Reducing New Infections CGD Senior Fellow Mead Over discusses an annual report by UNAIDS that “for the first time focus[es] more on the need to reduce new [HIV] infections than on treatment expansion.…

Lessons From HIV/AIDS Response Can Help HIV Patients In Ebola-Hit Nations

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: The Right Knowledge Can Stop Ebola from Widening the Gap in HIV Care Amanda Puckett, a technical adviser with IntraHealth International, and Corinne Mahoney, a senior manager with IntraHealth, discuss efforts being undertaken to ensure HIV patients in Ebola-hit nations receive continuous care. “…Before it’s over, Ebola…

More Effort Needed To Engage HIV-Positive Mothers, Infants In Health Care System

Huffington Post: Countdown to Zero Mitchell Besser, founder of mothers2mothers “…Since 2011, the [Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive] has succeeded in catalyzing African governments to develop strategies and direct substantial resources towards reducing pediatric HIV infections and…

Ebola Epidemic Negatively Affecting Access To HIV Treatment In Liberia

IRIN: Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia “…There are an estimated 30,000 people living with HIV in Liberia, according to UNAIDS. Before the Ebola outbreak, more than 70 percent of them had access to treatment via 144 HIV/AIDS care centers scattered across the country. But now, due to a shortage…

‘Dramatic Progress’ On HIV/AIDS Driven By U.S. Leadership Will Help End Epidemic

The Hill: The imperative of U.S. leadership: Fast-tracking the end of AIDS Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director and U.N. under secretary general “…Thanks to the dramatic progress of the past decade, driven significantly by American investment, we can now say with confidence that it is possible to end the AIDS…

Preventing Violence Against Girls Vital To Ending AIDS

Daily Beast: To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls Michele Moloney-Kitts, director of Together for Girls “…Until girls’ rights and needs are placed at the top of our agenda, we won’t get far in achieving our goal to stop HIV, not to mention many other critical public health issues.…

In Zimbabwe, HIV Treatment Reportedly Being Disrupted By Theft, Corruption

Al Jazeera: Zimbabwe: Stealing Lives “…Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans are kept alive by antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) given freely by aid agencies on condition that they are not re-sold and that they are used for treating those in need. The drugs have played a vital role in stabilizing a situation…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Findings Of PROMISE Study On PMTCT

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission: Study underscores WHO B+ guidelines Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses findings released Monday from the PROMISE (Promoting Maternal-Infant Survival Everywhere) study examining the prevention of…