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Prioritizing HIV Treatment Among Children Necessary To End Epidemic

The Lancet’s “Global Health Blog”: Putting children at the center of the end of AIDS Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, discusses the importance of prioritizing HIV treatment among children in order to reach the goal of ending HIV/AIDS among children, as well as the goal…

International Entities Helping To Prevent HIV Drug Shortage In India

Reuters: Pharmaceutical companies, WHO help India in HIV/AIDS drug crisis “Indian companies and global health groups are stepping up efforts to provide a critical medicine for the country’s free HIV/AIDS drugs program after more than 150,000 patients risked going without their dosages this month. Delayed tender approvals and poor coordination…

Swaziland King To Use World Bank HIV Funds To Pay Girls To Remain Virgins

International Business Times: Swaziland King Pays Girls $18 a Month to Remain Virgins; Uses World Bank HIV Funds “Swaziland’s King Mswati III has reportedly announced to pay all teenage girls in the South Africa kingdom a monthly stipend of 200 rands ($18) for abstaining from sex and remaining a virgin.…

New Data Show Gains Made In HIV Treatment In Uganda But Gaps Remain

IRIN: Gains and gaps in Ugandan HIV treatment “Over the past three years Uganda has succeeded in more than doubling the number of eligible children receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Pediatric HIV infections, meanwhile, have plummeted. But almost six out of every 10 children who need ART are still not receiving…

Better Antenatal Care Could Avoid Unnecessary Maternal Deaths In South Africa, Report Says

News outlets report on a recently released Amnesty International report on maternal health in South Africa. The Guardian: HIV stigma causing avoidable maternal deaths in South Africa, says Amnesty “Hundreds of pregnant women and girls are dying needlessly in South Africa, partly because of well-founded fears that their HIV status…

UNAIDS Official Explains 90-90-90 Goal

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: 90-90-90: Chris Collins of UNAIDS breaks down the math, and the meaning Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, summarizes comments made by Chris Collins, chief of the Community Mobilization Division…

HIV Recurs In Child Who Had Undetectable Viral Load On Therapy For 3 Years

News outlets report on the recurrence of HIV in an Italian three-year-old boy who stopped antiretroviral therapy after three years of treatment and undetectable viral load test results. Bloomberg News: HIV Cure Quest Suffers Setback in Italian Boy’s Relapse “HIV returned in a three-year-old boy who doctors thought had been…