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Progress Made On MDG 6, But Challenges Remain

Health Affairs Blog: Partnership And Progress On The Path To Achieving Millennium Development Goal 6 Deb Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Peter Yeo, vice president of public policy and advocacy at the United Nations Foundation, examine progress to date on MDG…

Non-Clinical Circumcisions Pose Risks For Boys, Young Men In Sub-Saharan Africa

The Guardian: The death and deformity caused by male circumcision in Africa can’t be ignored Ally Fogg, writer and journalist “…Every year across sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of thousands of boys and young men submit to initiation ceremonies [that include non-clinical circumcision]. … The human devastation left in the wake of…

Activists Upset Over Ugandan Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

VOA News: HIV Prevention Act Angers Ugandan AIDS Activists “Uganda’s president recently signed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act into law. The bill criminalizes the transmission of HIV and also enforces mandatory testing. Such provisions have upset activists who want to de-stigmatize Uganda’s HIV-positive community…” (Paulat, 8/27).

Scientists Meet To Discuss Efforts To Find HIV Cure

Humanosphere: Beyond the Berlin patient — seeking a cure for HIV/AIDS Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, writes about the Conference on Cell & Gene Therapy for HIV Cure that took place in Seattle this week. He discusses several different approaches scientists are taking in their efforts to…

Misunderstanding Of Sex Hinders Effective HIV Prevention Strategies, Experts Say

IRIN: Does the global HIV response understand sex? “Stigma, squeamishness, and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behavior, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards ‘sex positive’ approaches could enhance social acceptance and…

PLOS Discusses VL-HIV Co-Infection, Releases Collection Of Papers

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Visceral leishmaniasis-HIV co-infection: Time for Concerted Action Johan van Griensven, an internist and clinical epidemiologist at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp-Belgium, announces the launch of the Visceral Leishmaniasis-HIV Collection, a set of papers published by PLOS on VL-HIV co-infection that will be expanded over…

Arab Region Has Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic In World

Inter Press Service: Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic “At a time when HIV rates have stabilized or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty, and lack of awareness due to social taboos. According to…

Activists, Human Rights Workers Address HIV Prevention In Uganda

PBS NewsHour: Uganda’s gay rights and sex worker activists answer your questions about HIV prevention “…After the NewsHour segment [that explored how certain laws in Uganda are affecting HIV/AIDS prevention efforts] aired, we put the call out for your questions [to be answered by] four activists and human rights workers…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 48 of the Global Fund News Flash discusses five general and six technical recommendations “identifying areas where concept notes could be strengthened” under the new funding model (9/1).

September 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The September 2014 WHO Bulletin includes an editorial on the Ebola outbreak, a perspective piece on vaccine safety, and news and research articles on various topics  (September 2014).