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Ukraine Militants’ New Drug Policies Threaten Regional Gains Made Against HIV

Foreign Policy: Like ‘Just Say No,’ but With More Kalashnikovs “…The ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ (LNR) and ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ (DNR) regimes that have taken over this region [of Eastern Ukraine] have instigated a brutal war on drugs and alcohol, conducted through extrajudicial detentions, forced labor, and, allegedly, executions. … These…

Capitol Hill Briefing Examines HCW Shortages In HIV/AIDS Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, summarizes a Capitol Hill briefing, titled “How To Ensure the Health Workforce We Need To Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation,” organized by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition,…

UNAIDS Commends Nigeria For Establishing HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Law

The Guardian Nigeria: U.N. commends Nigeria’s assent to zero discrimination law “The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has commended Nigeria, and President Goodluck Jonathan for signing the Anti-Discrimination Law which protects persons living with HIV and AIDS against discrimination and stigmatization…” (Musari, 3/2).

2 HIV-1 Groups Originated In Gorillas, Researchers Show

News outlets discuss the findings of a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing two of the four groups of HIV-1 originated in Western lowland gorillas. Agence France-Presse: Origins of HIV virus strains traced to gorillas (3/3). New York Times: Two Strains of HIV Cut…

Health Affairs Study Examines Public Health Care Perceptions In Sub-Saharan Africa

Health Affairs Blog: Health Affairs Web First: Assessing Health And Health Care Perceptions In sub-Saharan Africa Chris Fleming, social media manager at Health Affairs, writes, “…The authors of a February 25 Health Affairs Web First study used data from the Gallup Organization’s 2012 World Poll to investigate health and health…

Zero Discrimination Day To Be Recognized March 1

UNAIDS: Zero Discrimination Day to be celebrated around the world “Discrimination continues to affect the lives of millions of people around the world. On 1 March, Zero Discrimination Day, people from all corners of the world will unite under the theme of Open Up, Reach Out in order to celebrate…