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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses Thailand’s transition from Global Fund support ahead of schedule, a pact on insecticide-treated bednets, mobilization of private funding in low- and middle-income nations, and HIV prevention efforts in…

HIV Evolving Into Less Virulent Form, Scientists Report

Al Jazeera: Study: HIV causing AIDS ‘weakening over time’ “The rapid evolution of HIV, a human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa…” (12/2). BBC News: HIV evolving ‘into milder form’ “…The findings in Proceedings of the…

In South Africa, AIDS Group Says Poor Public Health System Damaging Treatment Gains; Young Women Face Higher HIV Incidence Than Male Peers

Associated Press: South African AIDS group says treatment stalling “…The [Treatment Action Campaign], one of the country’s largest AIDS awareness groups, said it would not join a [World AIDS Day] celebration while South Africa’s over-burdened public health care system is eroding progress made in the last decade. … Speaking at…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of HIV/AIDS In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

The Hill: Politics change but the battle against HIV continues Adaora Adimora, chair of the HIV Medicine Association and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill MSNBC: United Nations: We can end AIDS by 2030 Simon Bland, director of the UNAIDS New York Office Huffington Post:…

U.N.’s Ban Says Gaps In HIV Prevention, Treatment Must Be Closed To End AIDS Epidemic by 2030; Mayors Sign Paris Declaration

U.N. News Centre: World AIDS Day: U.N., urban leaders endorse ‘fast track’ to ending epidemic by 2030 “Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centered approach to health, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on…

CDC Releases Recommendations Supporting Medical Male Circumcision, Saying Procedure Helps Decrease Risk Of HIV, Other STIs

Reuters: Male circumcision benefits outweigh risks, U.S. CDC says “The benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks, according a long-awaited draft of federal guidelines from U.S. health officials released on Tuesday, which indicate that scientific evidence supports recommending the procedure. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that…

Global Health Service Partnership Expansion Will Help Reach AIDS-Free Generation Goal

Huffington Post: A Partnership for the Future of Global Health Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps “…In a unique public-private partnership, the Peace Corps, Seed Global Health, and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) worked together to launch the Global Heath Service Partnership, (GHSP) where experienced…

Ugandan Nurse Accused Of Attempting To Infect Child With HIV Freed By Appeals Court Ruling

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Rosemary Namubiru is free: A case of reckless, negligent reporting continues Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on the outcome of an appeal by Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru, who…

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