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Blog Summarizes News From AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” live-blogged this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: Antiretroviral treatment update kicks off final plenary session “Professor David Cooper kicked off the final opening plenary in Melbourne today with a review on antiretroviral therapy including…

AIDS.gov Blog Speaks With Experts About AIDS 2014 Highlights

Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, interviews experts about issues discussed at the 20th International AIDS Conference. AIDS.gov blog: NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from Thursday at AIDS 2014 Gomez speaks with Carl Dieffenbach of…

PLOS Discusses Progress Of MDG 6

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, examines findings from two “studies that aim to measure the global public health progress on MDG 6,” which aims to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases (7/24).

Blog Post Examines Data On HIV, TB, Malaria

Humanosphere: Visualizing progress against HIV, TB, and malaria Katie Leach-Kemon, a Humanosphere contributor and policy translation specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses progress made in reducing death rates from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, but how the number of HIV infections in many countries…

Wealthy Nations Must Step Up Foreign Aid Funding To End AIDS Epidemic, Geldof Says

News outlets report on musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof’s comments at the 20th International AIDS Conference. Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Bob Geldof slams wealthy countries over ‘disgraceful’ lack of HIV funding “Musician and activist Sir Bob Geldof has called for more foreign aid funding from wealthy countries, including Australia, to defeat…

U.S. Ambassador To Australia Calls For LGBT Human Rights At AIDS 2014

VOA News: U.S. Ambassador Calls for LGBT Rights “The U.S. ambassador to Australia said it should not be a crime to be a member of the LGBT community. Ambassador John Berry told the 20th international AIDS Conference that the fight against the disease cannot be won by relegating segments of…

WHO Issues Recommendations For Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

Huffington Post: World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use “The World Health Organization came out publicly, if quietly, in support of the decriminalization of personal drug use in a report released last week. The 159-page report, which focused primarily on HIV prevention and care worldwide, included a brief…

NPR Interviews Lead Author Of Lancet Paper Calling For Sex Work Decriminalization

NPR: Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV “If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. … Goats and Soda spoke…

PNG Revivalist Churches Promote Prayer Instead Of Medicine To Fight AIDS

Australia Network News: Papua New Guinean revivalist churches push dangerous campaign for ‘faith-healing’ of AIDS “Revivalist churches in Papua New Guinea are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication to those with HIV, according to human rights groups. … The mainstream churches in PNG are working with the United Nations…

Blog Summarizes News From AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is live-blogging this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: PrEP is a beginning with new prevention technologies in the works “Kenneth Mayer of the Fenway Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health offered a…