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Southern Africa Makes Progress In HIV Care, But West, Central Africa Lagging

VOA News: MSF: West, Central Africa Lagging in HIV Care “Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says only 20 percent of people living with HIV in French-speaking west and central Africa are receiving the antiretroviral drug treatment they need. This is despite ‘enormous progress’ made in the fight against HIV/AIDS in southern…

amfAR Capitol Hill Briefing Focuses On How To ‘Make AIDS History’

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, titled “Making AIDS History: From Science to Solutions.” In February, amfAR launched “Countdown to a Cure,” an initiative “with a target of finding a widely accessible cure…

Survey Shows Widespread Support For Public Health Efforts In Africa

The Pew Research Global Attitudes Project blog reports on new survey data showing “[c]oncerns about public health are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, and there is considerable support in the region for making public health challenges a top national priority. In particular, people want their governments to improve the quality of…

More Research Needed On Early HIV Treatment Newborns, Canadian Researchers Say

Canadian Press/Global Post: Too soon to call early HIV treatment in babies a ‘cure’: Canadian researchers “Four HIV-infected children treated right after birth show no detectable virus but its resurgence in a fifth who stopped medication means it’s too soon to talk of a ‘cure,’ say Canadian researchers…” (5/4).

Forbes Examines Innovative Financing, UNITAID

Forbes: Meet The Man With A Simple, Workable Solution To World Poverty: Innovative Financing The magazine interviews Philippe Douste-Blazy about innovative financing and UNITAID. “…[R]eferred to by former U.S. President Bill Clinton as ‘France’s gift to the world,’ [UNITAID] is one of the first major initiatives to be largely funded…

Africans, Leaders Can Create ‘Better Future’ For African Continent

Washington Post: Africa is on the rise, and we need to help make sure it continues John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state “The best untold story of the last decade may be the story of Africa. … HIV infections are down nearly 40 percent in sub-Saharan Africa and malaria deaths…

U.S. Should Invest More In African AIDS Efforts

The Nation: The Campaign Against AIDS in Africa Is Saving Lives — So Why Isn’t the U.S. Investing More In It? James North, reporter for The Nation on Africa, Asia, and Latin America “…The campaign against AIDS in Africa has already set two world records. It is the most effective…

Blog Discusses Various Topics On HIV/AIDS

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses articles on various topics regarding HIV/AIDS, including synopses on a UNAIDS letter addressing Russia’s drug policies; health promotion by sex workers in Bangladesh; Zambia’s HIV efforts; and Uganda’s anti-gay law (Barton, 5/2).

UNAIDS Executive Director Speaks At amfAR Capitol Hill Briefing

“Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, [last week] delivered a keynote speech at The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) Capitol Hill Conference ‘Making AIDS History: From Science to Solutions.’ The conference gathered leading government, research, policy, and advocacy experts in Washington, D.C. to build on the enormous progress seen in…

Blog Examines Studies On HIV Treatment Eligibility, Access

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” reports on a letter published in this month’s Clinical Infectious Diseases “from Gabriela Patten of Médecins Sans Frontières, and others, [that] recounts their findings from an analysis of the impact of 2010 World Health Organization guidelines that expanded eligibility for HIV treatment.”…