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Peer-Based Counseling Group Helps Connect HIV-Positive Mothers In South Africa

Wall Street Journal: In South Africa, HIV-Positive Mothers Help Others Fight AIDS “…mothers2mothers, a peer-to-peer, community-based organization [was founded by Dr. Mitchell Besser] in Cape Town in 2001. Funded by government, corporate, foundation, and private sources, the program trains and employs HIV-positive mothers to serve alongside doctors and nurses, advising…

Number Of HIV Infections Surpasses 200 In Cambodian Village

Radio Free Asia: Number of Cambodian Villagers Infected With HIV Rises to More than 200 “The number of people infected with HIV in a remote village in western Cambodia’s Battambang province has risen to more than 200, including poor farmers who are saddled with loans, local officials said…” (1/5).

Harvard School Of Public Health Conference Recognizes PEPFAR Achievements

PEPFAR “has played a major role in changing the course of the global AIDS epidemic,” Harvard Magazine reports. “On January 10, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) recognized that achievement, and its own role therein, by hosting a conference titled ‘PEPFAR in Africa: HSPH’s Role in the Largest Public Health Endeavor in…

Researchers Disagree Over Ethics Of HIV Treatment Clinical Trial In Africa, Nature Reports

Nature reports how “[a] potential breakthrough in the quest to prevent HIV and AIDS has collided with sensitivities about testing expensive drugs in poor parts of the world.” A proposed clinical trial to test an experimental HIV therapy “in 3,000 African infants born to breastfeeding, HIV-infected mothers … is drawing fire…

DRC Reducing Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission, PlusNews Reports

“The HIV infection rate has declined among pregnant women in the Republic of Congo from 3.4 percent in 2009 to 2.8 percent in 2012, according to a study by the Ministry of Health, which said it had taken specific action to help this section of the population,” PlusNews reports. “‘This significant decrease…

UNAIDS Presents Online Discussion On Post-2015 AIDS Agenda

The World We Want 2015 webpage is hosting an online discussion (eDiscussion), presented by UNAIDS as part of the Post-2015 Health Thematic Consultation and running from January 21 through February 3, according to the webpage. The eDiscussion — an “open and inclusive online discussion for individuals, and members of civil…