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Kerry Reiterates U.S. Commitment To AIDS-Free Generation At State Department Reception

Washington Blade: Kerry: U.S. ‘working towards’ AIDS-free generation “Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday during a diplomatic reception at the State Department reiterated the Obama administration’s call for a so-called AIDS-free generation. … U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx, who oversees the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and…

Research Ongoing Into Real-World Effectiveness Of PrEP For HIV Prevention

Vox: Critics worried an HIV prevention pill would encourage risky sex. So far, it hasn’t. “…For Truvada to have a big impact, high-risk populations need to know about it and have access. Research has shown that awareness among men is still pretty low. In some of the developing countries that…

Secretary Kerry Discusses U.S. Progress, Commitment To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation At PEPFAR Diplomatic Reception

U.S. Department of State: Remarks at the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Diplomatic Reception During his remarks at the PEPFAR diplomatic reception on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry recognized Deborah Birx’s work as U.S. global AIDS coordinator and discussed U.S. progress and commitment toward achieving an AIDS-free generation…

Report Examines R&D Pipeline Progress For TB, HIV, HCV

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Pipeline report points toward nascent progress in the fight against tuberculosis Lindsay McKenna, TB/HIV project officer at the Treatment Action Group (TAG), discusses a report examining advancements in tuberculosis research and development. McKenna writes, “TAG’s 2015 Pipeline Report looks at advances in diagnostics, treatment, and…

U.S., Pharmaceutical Companies Should Work With, Not Against, Indian Drug Industry

SciDev.Net: Focus on Private Sector: India’s generic drug wars Maha Rafi Atal, PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge “…Indian companies provide cheap generic drugs to countries across the world and account for 80 percent of donor-funded HIV treatment — a set-up now threatened by U.S. pressure [to introduce ‘data…

LAC Nations Agree To Regional Target Of Reducing New HIV Infections By 75% By 2020

Antigua Observer: Caribbean commits to 75 percent reduction in new HIV infections by 2020 “The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean and Latin American countries have set new regional targets … aimed at reducing by 75 percent new HIV infections in adults and young people by 2020. During the…

USAID-Funded Program In Central America Offers Lessons Learned In Preventing, Treating HIV In Vulnerable Populations

PSI’s “Impact”: 5 Unexpected Findings for Preventing and Treating HIV in Hidden Populations Alejandra Cabrera, strategic information manager at the Pan-American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO), discusses a new hub that “offers data and lessons learned from the USAID Combination Prevention Program for HIV in Central America, a five-year program funded…

Botswana Court Of Appeal Upholds High Court Ruling Stating Government Must Provide Free HIV Treatment To Foreign Prisoners

BBC News: Botswana prisons: Foreign inmates win case for free HIV treatment “Botswana’s court of appeal has upheld a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/AIDS, rights lawyers say. Foreign prisoners were previously expected to pay for their own medication, unlike local inmates…” (8/26). International Business Times:…