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UNAIDS Ready To Join Lawsuit Challenging Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law

BuzzFeed: UNAIDS Is ‘Prepared’ To Join Lawsuit Against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, Top Official Says “Luiz Loures, deputy director of UNAIDS and assistant secretary general of the United Nations, said Wednesday that UNAIDS is ready to join a lawsuit filed in a Ugandan court on Tuesday challenging the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act…”…

Stigma Contributes To Men’s Theft Of HIV Drugs From Wives In Uganda

Key Correspondents: Ugandan men steal AIDS drugs from wives “Ugandan men who are living with HIV but are not open about their status are stealing antiretroviral medication from their wives who get the drugs from health facilities. A report released on 19 December 2013 by The AIDS Support Organization (TASO),…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 39 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on the fund’s allocation amounts to countries for 2014-2016 and also features a video giving an overview of the new funding model (3/12).

Anti-Gay Laws Worsen The AIDS Crisis, Blog Says

Washington Post: Making the AIDS crisis worse Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist “…When Western governments lecture African countries about their retrograde views, it can feed a populist, anti-colonial backlash. When donors threaten to cut off aid, it can cause lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists to cringe — fearing they…

Rare Case Of Female-To-Female HIV Transmission Reported

News outlets report on a new CDC report regarding a case of female-to-female HIV transmission. CNN: CDC: Rare female-to-female HIV transmission “A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus. Testing confirmed the…

Tanzania Anticipates Reduced HIV/AIDS Assistance To Have Negative Impact

Tanzania Daily News: Tanzania: Reduced AIDS Funding Worrisome “Reduced funding on HIV/AIDS programs in the country, over the years, is feared to have bad effects on the epidemic as its response is highly dependent on foreign assistance. ‘About 95 percent of the funding for HIV and AIDS programs comes from…

UNAIDS Releases Brief On Harm Reduction To Reduce HIV Transmission

In a feature story on its site, UNAIDS writes, “Injecting drug use continues to drive the HIV epidemic in many countries around the world. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2013 it was estimated that between 11 million and 22 million people inject drugs…

Ending Child Marriage Sees Concerted International Push

Center for American Progress: Too Young: Helping Child Brides in the Developing World “…The human implications of these almost medieval marriage practices around the globe are appalling. Such early marriage casts young girls into enormous peril, leaving them far more at risk of violence and abuse and often ending their hopes…

HIV/AIDS Action Plan Released By European Commission

Vaccine News Daily: EU releases updated Action Plan to fight HIV/AIDS in neighboring countries “The European Commission released its Action Plan on HIV/AIDS on Friday that extends and builds on existing action established by the 2009-2013 Action Plan. The new plan puts greater focus on keeping HIV/AIDS as a priority…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 40 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on the fund’s allocation methodology; an article highlighting a faith-based organization’s mission to defeat malaria; and an article featuring John Rae, a documentary and…

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