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Former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby Rejoins Faculty At UCSF

SFGate: AIDS pioneer returns to S.F. with global expertise “Dr. Eric Goosby started his medical career just as the AIDS epidemic was emerging in San Francisco. … Now he’s come home, a doctor and a diplomat defined both by his earliest exposures to the devastation of AIDS, and by the…

Work To Stop Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission ‘In 2014 And Beyond’

Huffington Post: Reaching the Tipping Point on Pediatric AIDS Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “Through the leadership of Nelson Mandela and others, and the actions of countless individuals, South Africa reached a tipping point at which freedom, which once seemed impossible, became inevitable.…

World Must Continue Efforts To Prevent, Treat, Research A Cure For HIV/AIDS

Tampa Bay Times: No time to let up in fight against AIDS “Representatives from around the world made financial commitments in Washington last month that would allow the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to continue to operate for the next three years. … Separately, [President] Obama announced…

MSF Brief Discusses Benefits, Accessibility Of Viral Load Monitoring In HIV Treatment

“…In December, [Médecins Sans Frontières], which examined potential ways to increase access to viral load testing in [a] previous report, released ‘How Low Can We Go?’ a preliminary brief exploring ways to reduce the costs of viral load testing. The organization will release a full report on findings from six…

HIV Relapse In Patients Thought Virus-Free Spurs Researchers To Push More For Cure

Reuters: Relapse of ‘cured’ HIV patients spurs AIDS science on “Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV-positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more. True, the news hit hard…

Bono Commends U.S. For Bipartisan Support Of HIV Treatment, Prevention

Upon accepting an award this weekend, U2 lead singer and activist Bono commended the U.S. for bipartisan support in efforts to provide HIV treatment and prevention worldwide. Fox News: Bono thanks U.S. for lead role in global fight against AIDS “The Irish rock band U2 took home the Sonny Bono…

Efforts Against HIV/AIDS Must Address ‘Stigma, Discrimination And Quality Of Care’

New York Times: The Missing Piece in the War on AIDS Ellie Feinglass, a health and human rights consultant in sub-Saharan Africa “Our strategy [against HIV/AIDS], if it is to be successful, must recognize that achieving universal access to care and treatment necessarily means addressing human rights barriers to health…

Exclusive Breastfeeding Is Best, But Challenges Remain In Swaziland

Inter Press Service: Breast Is Best, But Not in Swaziland “…Exclusive breastfeeding — giving the baby nothing but breast milk — for six months is recommended by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), by [the Swaziland Infant Nutrition Action Network (SINAN)] and by the Ministry of Health. … Yet many…

‘No Sex For Fish’ Group Aims To Prevent HIV In Kenyan Region

Two articles examine a campaign in Kenya’s Lake Victoria region that aims to prevent the spread of HIV by ending some women’s practice of trading sex for fish. IIP Digital: ‘No Sex for Fish’ Group Helps Fight Spread of HIV/AIDS in Kenya “In Kenya, Peace Corps volunteers have been working…