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Simultaneous Treatment For HIV/TB Improves Survival Of Co-Infected, Study Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Concurrent treatment for HIV/TB co-infection breaks up ‘deadly alliance’ In a guest post, Martha P. Skiles, a research associate at MEASURE Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Stephanie Mullen, team leader at MEASURE Evaluation and senior M&E adviser…

Malawi Shifts Global Fund HIV/AIDS Money Away From National AIDS Council

Reuters: Global Fund redirects $574 million from Malawi AIDS council “The Global Fund [as well as the Malawi Country Coordinating Mechanism,] has redirected $574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi’s National AIDS Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for,…

2015, 2016 AIDS Conferences Could Be Revolutionary In Efforts Against Epidemic

Huffington Post: HIV Prevention on the Line: Time to Mobilize — Again Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC “…The 1996 and 2000 [AIDS] conferences [in Vancouver and Durban respectively] are by many accounts the two most significant global AIDS meetings that have ever taken place. And it is possible, if…

PEPFAR, Botswana Working Together To Turn Tide On HIV/AIDS

Botswana Daily News: PEPFAR make strides in combating HIV/AIDS “Botswana in collaboration with the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made considerable strides in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana…” (Busang, 3/23).

PEPFAR Releases 11th Annual Report To Congress

U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Eleventh Annual Report to Congress on PEPFAR (2015) PEPFAR released its eleventh annual report to Congress, which discusses its impact on addressing HIV/AIDS. The summary states, “…PEPFAR’s impact far exceeds the reduction of suffering, death, and despair caused by one disease. PEPFAR has built infrastructure,…

Violence In CAR Complicating HIV Treatment, Prevention Efforts, Experts Say

Bloomberg Business: Central African Republic Doctors Say War Boosting HIV Prevalence “A conflict in the Central African Republic that has led to the collapse of the country’s health care system is threatening to accelerate the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, according to doctors and medical workers in the country…” (Gridneff, 3/16).

Global Community Should Support International Initiative To Educate Girls

Wall Street Journal: Let’s Ensure That Every Girl Can Learn First Lady of the United States Michele Obama “This week I will travel to Tokyo to join Akie Abe, the wife of Japan’s prime minister, as the United States and Japan announce a new partnership to educate girls across the…

Critics Question Effectiveness Of Medicines Patent Pool In Improving Access To Drugs

SciDev.Net: Merck’s HIV patent agreement ignites monopoly criticism “Pharma giant Merck has become the latest drug company to share intellectual property rights with a U.N.-backed patent pool for HIV medicines, but critics have told SciDev.Net it is ‘a false solution to a real problem’…” (Kennedy, 3/16).