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Organizations Send Letter To Congressmen Asking For Birx Confirmation Hearing

“Signers from 28 organizations advocating for global HIV responses called on United States Senators Robert Menendez and Robert Corker to schedule a confirmation hearing in the next week for Dr. Deborah Birx, nominated by the White House last month to serve as the next U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and lead…

AIDS Expert Calls For Universal HIV Testing For Children In Zimbabwe

Thomson Reuters Foundation: HIV-positive teens dying after hospitals and guardians fail to test them “Thousands of HIV-positive children are suffering and dying unnecessarily because of late diagnosis, a Zimbabwe-based expert on HIV/AIDS said, calling for universal testing of children entering health facilities in high prevalence countries…” (Migiro, 2/19).

U.S. Calls For Repeal Of Ugandan Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

News sources continue to cover international reaction to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Reuters: U.S. says reviewing relationship with Uganda government “The United States said on Monday it is reviewing its relationship with Uganda’s government, including U.S. assistance programs that are heavily focused on fighting HIV/AIDS,…

CDC Shifts Language From ‘Unprotected Sex’ To ‘Condomless Sex’

“…In January, the CDC announced on a call with more than 80 advocates that it would indeed change the decades-old language. Now, instead of referring to ‘unprotected sex’ to mean sex without a condom, the CDC will refer simply refer to it as ‘condomless sex,'” RH Reality Check reports. “…The…

Uganda’s HIV Bill Sparks Debate

Devex: Huge divide over Uganda’s HIV prevention bill “Civil society groups campaigning against Uganda’s HIV bill are struggling to convince stakeholders to join their call for President Yoweri Museveni to reject the legislation. In a bid to strengthen its case, the Uganda Network on Law Ethics & HIV AIDS, a…

Involve Women In Search For AIDS Vaccine

Huffington Post Canada: Women Need an AIDS Vaccine Margie McGlynn, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) “…Women need an AIDS vaccine. They also need to be directly involved in the process of developing one. … The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is working with partners in…

Birx Discusses PEPFAR Vision At USAID Town Hall Event

USAID “Impact”: The Future of PEPFAR David Stanton, director of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau for Global Health, discusses a USAID town hall event at which U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx discussed her vision for the next stage of PEPFAR (5/29).

Blog Presents Second Part Of Two-Part Interview With Birx

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ambassador Deborah Birx on viral load testing, young women, South Africa, and the T word Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, presents Part 2 of a “Science Speaks” interview with…

IAS Announces Appointment Of Owen Ryan As Executive Director

International AIDS Society: The International AIDS Society announces the appointment of new Executive Director “The International AIDS Society (IAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Owen Ryan as its new Executive Director and head of the IAS secretariat based in Geneva, Switzerland…” (5/27).

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